Chapter 12 Review

A number of external influences affect how members of

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Unformatted text preview: to the rules imposed by the Rules Committee. The Senate, however, places no limits on debate, bringing about the possibilities of a filibuster and cloture proceedings. Voting on legislation can be done by voice vote or by roll call. A conference committee is called if differences exist between the House and Senate versions of a bill, and the report of the conference committee must be approved by both chambers before it is sent on to the president. The president may sign the bill into law, allow it to become law without his signature, or veto the legislation (veto message or pocket veto). A presidential veto may be overridden by a two ­thirds vote of both chambers. How Congress Decides I. What sorts of influences inside and outside of government determine how members o...
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