How A Bill Becomes Law

By: Briana Branch

1. Someone has an idea.

2. The idea is introduced to Congress and turned into a bill.

3. Bill is given a title and a number.

4. Bill is sent to a standing committee for debate.

5. Congressional members debate on the Bill and decide if the bill should become law.

6. Congress votes on the Bill.

  • House and Senate must pass the bill.
  • Three methods of voting: Voice (Yes or No), Standing and Roll-Call.

7. The bill is sent to the President for his approval or disapproval.

  • He can sign the bill into law.
  • He can veto the bill.
  • Or he can do nothing for 10 days. If Congress in session, the bill passes. If Congress is not in session, the bill dies.