Congressman/woman or senator receives an idea that is made into a bill.
They introduce the bill to their committee.
The committee may approve, rewrite, or kill the bill.
The committee debates and votes on its version of the bill.
House and Senate committee members work out the differences between the two versions.
Both houses pass the revised bill.
President signs the bill OR President pocket vetoes bill OR President vetoes the bill.
Bill becomes a law.
Congress need 2/3 majority vote to make the bill a law.
Pocket Veto: if not signed by 10 days, then it automatically becomes a bill, but if congress adjourns during the 10 day period, the bill doesn't become a law.