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1 Powers 2 HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW Granted, Delegated, Enumerated powers
• Lawmaking: compromise, trade-offs, understanding
process • Budget Making: any member of the House can initiate
bills • Commerce: interstate commerce
• Impeachment: a two-stage process (House for
impeachment; Senate for removal)
impeachment; Senate for removal) • Confirming Appointments
• Amending Constitution
• Electing President
3 • Introduction
• Committee Action: eliminate bills with little
change of passage
The Rules Committee: HR; can ban amendment
to a bill on the House floor
• Debates in the House
• The Senate: No Rules Committee
Filibuster:”talking a bill to death,” can be
stopped by cloture vote...
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- Spring '08