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Legislative Process has 6 Steps - Remember: There are two houses of congress and they have to pass the same pill. - Committee Deliberation. - Floor debate, amendment, and passage in each house. - Conference Committee Between Houses - Re-passage in each house. - Presidential signature (if you’re lucky) Legislative Process - House of Reps is usually more extreme than the Senate. - Divided government. - Today, Republicans control the house, Democrats control the Senate. This makes I hard to pass anything. - The Senate Filibuster! Committee Deliberation - Each chambers has many committees; each committee has subcommittees. - E.G. Senate Health, Education Labor, and Pensions C - Committee (HELP) o Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging o Subcommittee on Children and Families o Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety - But Multiple Committees Can Deal with Same Bill
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Unformatted text preview: o Ion healthcare, senate Finanace was more important than HELP. -THEY MATTER! o They hold hearings on legislation. o Amending bills. o Reporting revised legislation to the floor. Debate! -House o Debate is closely regulated by rules that determine who can speak, for how long, and what amendments can be added to bills. o Party leaders have much stronger tools for limiting debate and getting votes. -Senate o Debate is virtually unlimited. o Virtually any kind of amendment can be added. o The filibuster! o Party leaders have much more limited tools for limiting debate and getting votes. -In the end o In order to become law, the house and senate must pass the same bill. o This is hard, everything down to the semicolon has to be the same. o Conference Committee...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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