2A bill starts with an idea. Where can ideas for bills come from?1.2.3.A bill can only be sponsored and introduced by a member of theHouse of Representatives or the Senate.
3Lets pretend we have a House bill The bill is INTRODUCED and given a NUMBER _______on the House Floor. It is sent to the appropriate standing committee.
4The Standing Committee can do the following: Pigeonhole itPublic hearing with expertsDebate and discuss the billVote: no it dies or yes it goes back to the House floor
5House Floor Bill is discussed and debated. Vote: ______or____ it goes to________
6The bill is INTRODUCED and given a new NUMBER S:_________ on the Senate floor. It is sent to the appropriate standing committee. _____________________The standing Committee can do the following:Pigeonhole itPublic hearing with expertsDebate and discuss the billVote: no it dies or yes it goes back to the Senate floor
7Senate Floor Bill is discussed and debated Could have a Filibuster Vote: ______or _____it goes to the President
8The president can do 3 things He can SIGN it and it becomes a_______He can VETO the bill. It then goes back to BOTH houses of Congress to a vote. They can override a Presidential veto with a 2/3 vote of BOTH HOUSES. If they override the veto it becomes a law.He can POCKET VETO the bill. He sets it aside for 10 days. If congress is still in session after the 10 days the bill becomes a law. If congress is not in session after the 10 days the bill dies
9*CONFERENCE COMMITTEE If the bill is to be changed after it has passed one house of Congress then the bill goes to a*CONFERENCE COMMITTEEConference committee made up of members of both houses, the Senate and the House of Representatives. They make changes and sent the bill back to both houses for a vote.
10Why does the bill have to go back to the house it was already passed in? Because changes were made to the bill. Both houses vote: no in either house it dies or yes in both it goes to the PresidentRemember the Process is the Same no matter which house you start in.