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Ap government final exam review

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1. after bill is placed in the hopper, it is read and referred by the speaker who can "mess" with the bill by: MULTIPLE REFERRALS: sending bill to multiple committees, SIMULTANEOUS REFERRALS: several committees get the bill at the same time, SEQUENTIAL REFERRAL: sending the bill to one committee then another then annother
-committees: where bills are really worked on
2. committee action: pass bill as is, amend bill- muust go through "mark up" if this happens, or kill bill, or rewrite the bill, or recommend the bill unfavorably, or PIGEONHOLE it- bill sits in pile and committee never gets it, altough you can use a discharge petition to get it out.
3. Next step for the House is the Rules Committee: either OPEN RULE: amended during floor debate CLOSED RULE: no amendmendment & goes to the floor or its passed or killed or NO RULE: bill is dead
4. Floor debate: gives all members of the houes a chance to debate the bill, tthere must be a quorum (majority). bill gets its second reading, then floor is open for debate, debate iss concluded and bill is read for 3rd time
5. House Votes: not controversial: voice vote, controversial: write down
6. Bill passes--goes to senate (same if bill passes in house, it goes to the senate)
7. Senate- bill is referred to committee so members can study it
8. committee action: senate has same options as house
9. Floor debate: bill passes w/ majority--goes to senate floor (no rules committee in the house); similiar to ddebate in the house--2nd and 3rrd readings
-options: passed in exact same form--president, senate makes change--house--house approves--then the president, if house doesnt approve the changes--dead!, senate makes huge changes--conference committees
10. conference committee- compromise bill is set to floor of house/senate floor (both approve, the president recieves it!)
11. the president!