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Only members of Congress may introduce legislation Tax bills must originate in the House.

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2 Only members of Congress may introduce legislation Tax bills must originate in the House

3 6 STEPS 1. referral to committee 2.Hearings 3.Markup 4.Floor consideration

4 5.Conference committee 6.Presidential action

5 A bill rarely reaches the full House or Senate floor without committee approval

6 Supporters and opponents of a bill testify at its hearing

7 Parkinson’s Stem cell research

8 Crucial decisions are made about what specific features a bill will have

9 Coal miners to qualify for government benefits because of lung disease

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11 THREE MAIN TYPES OF RULES in HOUSE 1.OPEN 2.CLOSED 3.MODIFIED

12 1.OPEN Rep’s can propose amendments to the bill

13 2.CLOSED Prohibits amendments

14 3.MODIFIED Some parts can be modified other parts cannot

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16 NOT FOLLOW AS STRICT RULES AS IN THE HOUSE

17 FILIBUSTER Hold up the final vote on a bill through delaying tactics

18 ROLL-CALL VOTE Critical Bills Each member called on to declare his or her vote

19 Both House and Senate members who almost always come from the committees that drafted the initial versions of the bill.

20 Passed by both Houses is sent to President 1.Sign bill into law 2.Veto the bill 3.Keep bill for ten days 4.Pocket Veto

21 2/3 vote in both houses


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