Presentation on theme: "Powers of Congress Unit 2.2"— Presentation transcript:
1 Powers of Congress Unit 2.2 How a Bill Becomes a LawPowers of CongressUnit 2.2
2 Warm UpIf the president has the power to veto a bill, what power of Congress does this ‘check’?If the president signs a bill into law, what power does another branch have to ‘check’ this action?
3 What do the football players represent? What conclusions can you make about the separation of powers
4 Watch “ I’m Just a Bill ” and take notes about the lawmaking process Watch “ I’m Just a Bill ” and take notes about the lawmaking process
5 Breakin’ it down questions Independent ReadingLawmaking SimulationWhere do revenue bills begin? Why?Why might revenue bills always have to start in this house of Congress?Why were there less Senators than Representatives?Why might law making be easier in the Senate than in the House?What was done in the conference committee?What do you think happed to your bill after it left conference committee?
6 How a Bill Becomes a law Simulation On your own…Select a bill based on your assignment as a member of the House or the SenateReshape this idea as a formal bill to be introduced to your house AND write a one sentence explanation defending the need for your law.With others….Committee Work….Decide which bill should move on. You may change it as neededHouse/Senate Debate….Again decide which bill should move on. You may change it as neededBills Exchanged & Introduced in other houseDebate and make any changes as neededConference Committee… if needed
7 Put in the correct order A. DebateB. President signs bill into lawC. Goes to the other house for committee, debate & voteD. Conference committeeE. Introduction of billF. VoteG. Goes to committee1. Introduction of bill2. Goes to committee3. Debate4. Vote5. Goes to the other house for committee, debate & vote6. Conference committee7. President signs bill into law