The Legislative Process

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  • The President or Congress can initiate a bill.
    • The House Committees examine and amend the bill.
      • The House Rules Committee decide whether it should proceed.
        • The full House votes on the bill. The House and Senate must agree to the same bill.
          • The President must sign a bill for it to become law. He could also veto it.
    • The Senate Committees examine and amend the bill.
      • The bill takes the the Senate Floor where it is decided whether it should proceed.
        • The full Senate votes on the bill. The House and Senate must agree to the same bill.
          • The President must sign a bill for it to become law. He could also veto it.

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