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bill
a proposed law presented to legislative body for consideration
joint resolution
a resolution passed by both houses of Congress that has the force of law when passed; usually deals with special circumstances or temporary matters
concurrent resolution
A resolution passed by both houses of Congress, but does not have the force of law.
resolution
A formal expression of opinion or intention made by a legislative body that does not have the force of law
rider
An additional provision added to an important bill or resolution that helps it pass through the legislative process
pigeonholed
An expression used when a bill is set aside and not acted upon.
Discharge Petition
A petition to bring a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration.
quorum
The minimum number of members required to be present for a legislative body to conduct business.
engrossed
a bill printed in its final form
filibuster
a stalling tactic in which senators monopolize the Senate floor with talk and other delays so a bill cannot be brought to a vote
cloture
A procedure used in the Senate to limit debate on a bill and end a filibuster.
veto
The power of the President to reject a bill passed by Congress.
pocket veto
When the President does not sign a bill within 10 days and Congress adjourns during that time, resulting in the bill not becoming a law.