examples of amendments that were agreed upon in the Senate were, to establish opportunities for scholarships related to cybersecurity, and for other purposes and authorize an additional $10 million for the National Guard for training on wildfire response. Since there were differences between the House and Senate they held a Conference Committee to discuss the bill. The Conferees agreed to file a conference report, which was filed on 9 November 2017. The Conference report was agreed to both in the House and Senate. The Senate agreement being the final action as of 16 November. The next step in the process of this bill is to have the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate sign the approved bill. Once complete they will then send it to the President to review and sign. Once it goes to the President several things can happen. One, sign the bill and it becomes law. Two, If Congress is in session, and the President doesn’t sign the bill within 10 days, it will become law without his/her signature. Three, the President could veto the bill which sends it back to Congress for a second vote. It must receive a two-thirds majority vote in each the House and Senate to become law. Last, If Congress adjourns within 10 days of giving the bill to the President and it isn’t signed, the bill dies. Also called a pocket veto.
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