Review: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Terms in this set (15)
Which house or houses can introduce a bill?
The House and Senate
What happens to a bill after it is introduced in the House of Representatives in the Senate?
It goes to committee
What happens to a bill when it goes to committee?
Collect information, hold hearings, suggest changes. If approved, the bill is sent to the full House or Senate.
What happens in the House or the Senate right before a vote on a bill is taken?
What happens if the House of Representatives and the Senate approve similar, but not identical, bills?
It goes to conference committee
Why do you think a bill has to go through all these steps before it is voted on?
It has to go through all of these steps to make sure it is carefully considered and it will be a good law for the country.
a suggested law
money coming into the treasury
A suggested tax to raise revenue
to refuse to sign (president)
A bill may only begin in the Senate (true/false)
False, a bill can start in either part of Congress
If a bill is going to become a law it must pass both the House and Senate in its final form (true/false)
Where do Revenue Bills begin?
What are the things a president can do to a bill in 10 days
1. Sign it-it becomes a law
2. Veto it-kill the bill
3. Let it sit for 10 days while Congress works-automatically becomes a law
4. Let it sit for 10 days with Congress adjourned- bill dies (pocket veto)
What happens when a president vetoes a bill
1. Sent back to the chamber (where it started)
2. Congress can make changes or try to override the veto. If 2/3 of House and 2/3 of Senate vote for a bill, it becomes a law (overriding a veto)
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