How a Bill Becomes a Law
By: Cassidy Corbett & Samantha Rodriguez
Step 3: Committee
- Each bill that is proposed goes to a specific committee
- The committee can either pass the bill, Mark up the bill with changes, replace the original with a better and new copy, Ignore the bill and let the bill die, or kill the bill by majority vote
Step 5: Voting
- Voting is done in three possible ways: Voice Vote, Standing Vote, and Recorded Vote
- Senate has three ways as well: Voice Vote, Standing Vote, and Role-Call Vote
- A bill simply needs to get a majority vote for it to be passed to the President.
Step 7: President
- The President may sign a bill and pass it on or he may decide it isn't exactly up to par and send it back
- If Congress has already adjourned, the bill dies, becoming a "Pocket Veto"