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  1. How a Bill Becomes a Law – The House

  2. 4 Types of Legislation • Bills • Joint Resolutions • Concurrent Resolutions • Resolutions

  3. Only 10% of bills get passed !!

  4. Bill • Proposed law • Hoping to get passed

  5. Joint Resolution • Similar to bills – have force of law • Deal with unusual or temp matters • Examples: Declaration of War

  6. Concurrent Resolution • Matters that both House and Senate must Act on • Don’t have force of law • Examples: Congratulating a country on their anniversary of independence, recess of congress

  7. Resolutions • Deal with matters concerning either the House or the Senate • Don’t have force of Bill • Example: • Expulsion of a member

  8. In the House • Each Bill is numbered and titled • And then it is referred to the appropriate Standing Committee

  9. Rider • An addition to a bill, that would not pass on its own • “a bad bill attached to a winner”

  10. In the House . . . H.R.2014 • Each bill is Numbered and Titled • HR 1275 - Welfare Reform Act of 2009

  11. In Committee . . . • The bill is . . . • Debated, rewritten, riders attached • MOST DIE Here in committee

  12. In Committee . . . • Pigeonholing – letting the bill die -- Chairmen’s power • Discharge Petition

  13. In Committee . . . • House Rules Committee • Works with Speaker to schedule bills for consideration

  14. On the Floor of the House • Quorum – Majority present

  15. In Debate on the Floor • House has time limits • The Speaker oversees debate, rules and time limits

  16. Voting • Voice Vote – “aye” or “no” • Standing Vote – to demand a roll call vote • Roll Call Vote • Electronic, scoreboard, • 15 minutes

  17. If Passed the House the Bill Moves on to the Senate