Chapter 12 Review

Debate is limited in the house pursuant to the rules

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Unformatted text preview: dural requirements of the legislative process. The rules make it much more likely that a bill will never become a law. II. How does a bill become a law? A bill is drafted or proposed by a member of Congress, the White House, or a federal agency, but it does not become an official bill until it is introduced in either the House or Senate by a member of Congress. The bill is then referred to the appropriate standing committee with jurisdiction over the subject matter of the legislation and then assigned to subcommittee for markup. Ninety ­five percent of bills die in committee. If the bill is successfully voted out of committee, then it is sent to the House Rules Committee for a rule or submitted for unanimous consent in the Senate. Debate is limited in the House pursuant...
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