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1 Bellwork 1. What is reapportionment? 2. List three expressed Powers of Congress.

2 How a Bill Becomes a Law It all starts in committee.

3 How a Bill Becomes a Law 1. Intro of Bill (In House or Senate) Senate House

4 How a Bill Becomes a Law 2. Committee Action – can approve, rewrite, amend, or reject (table) the bill. Senate Committee House

5 How a Bill Becomes a Law 3. Floor Action – members debate, amend, and vote on the bill. Senate Committee House Senate Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1

6 How a Bill Becomes a Law 4. Goes to Other Chamber (House or Senate) Senate Committee House Committee Senate Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1 Introduced in the House House Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1

7 How a Bill Becomes a Law 5. Conference Committee – irons out differences between the two versions. Senate Committee House Committee Senate Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1 Introduced in the House House Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1 Conference Committee

8 How a Bill Becomes a Law 6. The Presidents Desk – can sign into law or veto (if its vetoed, Congress can override it with a 2/3 vote in each chamber) Senate Committee House Committee Senate Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1 Introduced in the House House Floor Simple Majority = ½ +1 Conference Committee PRESIDENT

9 Bills Introduced 10,238 Referred to Committee 10,178 Reported by Committee 1,205 Passed One Chamber 1,184 Passed Both Chambers 667 Passed Into Law 590 LESS THAN 10% OF Bills proposed get passed

10 Remember This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxT7Qjl vDqM

11 How a bill becomes a law Reading Questions 1. Where do ideas for laws come from? 2. What must happen before a bill can be introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives? 3. How is a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives? 4. What happens to a bill while it is in committee? 5. What can happen to a bill if changes are made to its content while it is in committee? 6. How do members of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on bills? 7. Who must agree to a bill before it can become a law? 8. What can Congress do if a bill is vetoed by the President? CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS 1. Why is it important that both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate agree to a bill before it is sent to the President? Why should the President have a say in which bills become laws? 2. How would a Members personal experiences affect the way he or she votes on legislation?

12 Have Students come up with a bill Students will get into groups of 4. Each group will come up with a law/bill for the school that they would like to change. Then each group will present to class. The class can agree or change the bill to be sent to the President(teacher). President(teacher) can agree, veto, or change bill. Then class can revote if President vetoes or changes bill.

13 Bill to Law Cartoon! You will illustrate the six steps of a bill becoming law. This can a flow-chart or a comic strip, but must include pictures or icons and captions. Feel free to amend the bill throughout the process or make it represent a specific topic. Steps to Include: 1. Introduction of Bill 2. Committee Action 3. Floor Action 4. Moves to Other Chamber 5. Conference Committee 6. The Presidents desk

14 Rubric A caption & short description of each step……………..10pts An image corresponding to each step ………………….10pts Creativity and effort………...10ts

15 Exit Slip Who do you feel has more power in the legislative process? The President or Congress? Why?


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