3 IntroductionIdeas for bills come from citizens, President, members of Congress, or special-interest groupsBills may only be introduced/sponsored by a member of Congress.Appropriations bills must start in the House.Bills are drafted and given a number.
4 Committee Action Bill is sent to the appropriate standing committee. May also be sent to subcommitteeCommittees research, revise, and debate billsChoices:Reject it immediatelyPigeonhole itApprove it
5 Floor Debate Bill debated in the house that introduced it. Very strict rules for debate in the House of Representatives.Fewer rules for debatein the Senate.FilibusterClotureIf approved, the bill goes to the other house for approval.
6 Conference CommitteeJoint committee made up of members from both houses.Job: Create a compromised version of revised bills.Both houses must agree on changes.
7 Presidential Action Approval: Rejection: Sign bill into law Bill becomes law without signatureKeeps bill for 10 days, Congress IN sessionRejection:VetoPocket vetoKeeps bill for 10 days, Congress NOT in session