A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 9
 
Legislative Lingo
 
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Legislative Lingo

Unit 9

Closed Rule: A plan from the Rules Committee for floor consideration of a bill disallowing amendments.

Modified Rule: A plan from the Rules Committee for floor consideration of a bill specifying the kinds of amendments allowed.

Open Rule: A plan from the Rules Committee for floor consideration of a bill where germane amendments are allowed.

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