4_7_2011 - 4/7/2011 I. Why a bill forms a. Interest groups...

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4/7/2011 I. Why a bill forms a. Interest groups b. Politicians c. New technology d. Staff/constituents e. Members of congress f. Events i. i.e. 9/11 and the new protections II. Committee/ Subcommittee a. Hearings i. Who might come and testify for bill? Usually interest groups, regular people whose careers are affected by the bill (All invitations for people who will help bill pass) ii. Purpose: to build a public record of why the legislation is necessary iii. Usually held for a couple weeks or couple of months b. Markup i. Take original copy and bill and make hard corrections c. Reporting III. Floor Actions a. Debate (House: time limits, Senate: unlimited debate – Filibuster/Cloture 60 Votes) b. Amendments (House: Open/Closed Rules, Senate: very open to amendments) c. Passage Vote IV. Presidential Options a. Veto the bill b. Sign the bill c. Not sign the bill (two possible outcomes) d. If Congress is “in” = law e. If Congress is “out” = not law V. Executive Organization (Pyramid shaped command structure)
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLS 2011 taught by Professor Bruceflower during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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4_7_2011 - 4/7/2011 I. Why a bill forms a. Interest groups...

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