From Bill To Law
By Izzy Gillespie, Ava Geiger
Step 1: Idea
Step 2: Introduction
Step 3: Committee
Step 4: Floor of House/Senate
Step 5: Voting on a Bill
(1) Voice Vote- Those in favor say ¨yes¨ and those against say ¨no¨. ( The Speaker determines which side has the most voice votes.)
(2) Standing Vote- Those in favor stand and are counted, those against stand and are counted.
(3) Recorded Vote- Members votes are recorded electronically.
The Senate has three methods also
(1) Voice Vote
(2) Standing Vote
(3) Roll Call- Senators respond ¨Are¨or ¨No¨ as their name is called.
*If either the Senate or House rejects a bill, it dies.
Step 6: When two sessions of the Same Bill are passed
Step 7: Goes to President
(2) The president may veto the Bill.( Congress may override with 3/4)
(3) The president does nothing for 10 day. ( If congress is in session, the bill becomes a law without the president's signature. If congress has a djourned , the bill dies.
(4) Pocket Veto- president's power to kill a bill, if congress is not in session, by not signing it for 10 days.