A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 12
 
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Strategies and Power Plays

Unit 12

 

House rules require amendments to be germane, while Senate rules do not. Members of both houses wishing to include items not related to the original bill turn to the Senate to include them. The conference committee must decide whether to include such items in the final bill sent back to both chambers.

 

Unit Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: From Problems to Solutions Unit 3: Origin of Bills Unit 4: Bill Drafting and Floor Introduction Unit 5: Referral to Committee Unit 6: Subcommittee Review Unit 7: Mark-up and Subcommittee Voting Unit 8: Committee Action Unit 9: Scheduling Floor Consideration Unit 10: Floor Debate Unit 11: Floor Votes Unit 12: Ironing Out Differences Unit 13: Presidential Action and Congressional Reaction Unit 14: The Legislative Processes