American Government April, 7, 2011

American Government April, 7, 2011 - If congress is in=law...

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How a bill becomes a law. Committee/Subcommittee Hearings Markup Reporting Floor Actions Debate (House: time limits, Senate: unlimited debate---Filibuster/Cloture 60 votes) Amendments (House: Open/Closed Rules, Senate: very open to amendments) Passage Vote Presidential Options Veto the bill Sign the bill Not sign the bill (two possible outcomes)
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Unformatted text preview: If congress is in=law If congress is out= not law Explosion in Delaying Tactics Congressional Process Very difficult to pass laws Status quo advantaged. conservative cautious Most change same incremental steps Big changes are rare Is it too slow? Is it too easy from losing party to obstruct?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/19/2011 for the course POLS 1000 taught by Professor Gunning during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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