CHAPTER 3. Common Law, Statutory Law, and Administrative Law. Click your mouse anywhere on the screen to advance the text in each slide. After the starburst appears, click a blue triangle to move to the next slide or previous slide. Quote of the Day.
Statutory Law, and
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Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as chaos.
Joyce Grenfell, British actor
Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
Education and Labor
Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Ways and Means
How New Laws Are Made
If vetoed, it goes back to the Congress, where it must pass both houses by a 2/3 majority.
Once both houses pass the compromise bill, it is sent to the President to be signed.
If signed, the bill becomes law.
If the second House of Congress made any changes, or amendments, to the bill, it must go to a Conference Committee, made up of members of both houses. Here, they work out compromises between the two different versions of the bill. The compromise bill then goes back to both houses for a final vote.
After it passes committee, the bill goes to the full body of that house for a vote.
If it passes there, it goes to the other house (House to Senate or Senate to House).
It is assigned to a committee and the process repeats.
A bill, or proposed law, is introduced in the House of Representatives or the Senate and then assigned to a committee for discussion and voting.
Major Senate Committees
Major House Committees
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Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Labor Relations Board
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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