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Congress & The Presidency 2/23/2010 Announcements z Reading for Thursday – Chapter 6 Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job? a) b) c) d) 25% 25% 25% 25% a) Strongly approve b) Approve c) Disapprove d) Strongly disapprove
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1. Bill Introduction and Committee Referral When members introduce legislation, it is referred to a standing committee. That committee: may study the bill, bring in witnesses, debate it, mark it up, and vote on whether to report it out. Stages of the Legislative Process 2. Floor Access If reported out of committee, legislation then must be scheduled on the floor . In the House, the Rules Committee issues a “rule” for that governs the time allotted for debate and the potential for floor amendments. In the Senate, consultation between the Senate’s majority and minority leaders generally determines the Senate’s floor schedule. 3. Legislative Passage Legislation generally must pass with a majority vote on the floor.
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4. Conference Stage Once passed by the House and
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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