How a Bill Becomes a Law
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works to revise two bills and compromise them into one version
a settlement of differences in which each side gives up something
When the President says "no" to the bill. Congress can try to override.
If the President ignores the bill ("pockets it") for ten days and Congress is out of session, the bill is killed. If Congress is in session, the bill becomes law.
When the President vetos the bill, Congress can override the veto, making it a law. To do this they must vote and get a 2/3 majority in each house.
Another name for the Legislative Branch. Congress includes the Senate (100 Senators) and the House of Representatives (435 Representatives).
a proposed law
a bill that has passed and will be enforced
House or Senate Committee
The House and the Senate have committees and sub-committees to investigate bills when they are introduced.
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