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How a Bill Becomes a Law

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Study the steps needed to take a bill through the process to become a law.

TASKS:

After reviewing these steps, write what part of the process that you think is the most difficult for the bill to go through. Where do you think bills most likely get stopped or changed? Give your opinion supported by facts from this site.

PUT THESE STEPS IN THE CORRECT ORDER:

Committee action

Bill is introduced

Vote

Conference committee if needed

Debate

Law is given a number

Floor action

Presidential action

Override veto if needed

 

For a more detailed official explanation of how a bill becomes a law, go to this government site and compare it with the explanation at the previous site.

How Our Laws Are Made (from congress.gov)