How A Bill Becomes A Law by Autumn Blalock

Before a bill can become a law, it has to be a idea. If local congress men like the idea they make it a bill.

Mhhhhhh this can be a law.

The bill will have to go to the House of Representatives and they will vote on the bill ( only members can introduce bills.)

The Speaker of the House sends the bill to a committee. Most bills die here. If the bill passes, it goes to Rules committee. Rules Committee debates the bill if a majority votes in favor of the bill. The bill goes to the Senate. If the committee majority votes for the bill, it goes to the whole senate


Majority floor leader decides when the whole Senate will consider the bill.

The bill is debated, and amendments may be added .if a majority votes in favor of the bill, it is returned to the House

If the House rejects any of the changes,the bill goes to conference committee of members from both Houses to work out a compromise. Both Houses must approve changes made by the conference committee. If approved it goes to the President

House of Represenatatives

The President may sign the bill or veto it. If the bill is approved it becomes a law.

The President can sign the bill

If the President vetoes the bill, it can still become a law, if two thirds of both Houses vote to override the veto.

Veto that bill!
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Autumn Blalock


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