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54 Cards in this Set

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Idea for bill or policy is suggested by President, special interest group or private citizen
Stage One
Draft of Bill put in the hopper in the House
Stage One
Clerk gives bill a number and title: First Reading
Stage One
Speaker sends bill to a standing committee
Stage One
House Standing committee considers bill
Stage One
House Standing committee refers bill to subcommittee
Stage One
House Subcommittee investigates, holds public hearings and hears testimony
Stage One
House Subcommittee sends the bill back to full committee
Stage One
Bill can be passed
Stage One
Bill can be pigeonholed (put aside and ignored)
Stage One
Bill can be reported as an amended bill
Stage One
Bill is rejected
Stage One
An entirely new bill is substituted
Stage One
Bill is reported to House Rules Committee
Stage One
Bill placed on one of five calendars (calendar is a list of bills marked in the order in which the House will consider them)
Stage One
House Rules Committee must give its approval
Stage One
Bill reaches the floor
Stage Two
Bill is debated by Committee of the Whole in the House
Stage Two
Amendments are proposed and voted on
Stage Two
Committee of the Whole in the House votes on bill
Stage Two
Voice vote: voting procedure, members shout "yea" or "nay", vote quickly & anonymously
Stage Two
Roll call/Record vote: voting procedure, members answer "yea" or "nay" when called, 1973 electronic voting records & totals immediately
Stage Two
Teller vote: voting procedure, members pass 2 tellers, first "yeas" then "nays", 1971 identities can be recorded
Stage Two
Standing/Division vote: voting procedure, members stand and are counted
Stage Two
Bill printed in final form
Stage Two
Bill is voted on by entire House
Stage Two
Bill signed by Speaker of House and sent to Senate
Stage Two
Bill Passes
All Stages
Bill Dies
All Stages
Bill introduced in Senate
Stage Three
Bill refered to Senate Standing Committee by President of Senate
Stage Three
Bill considered by Senate Standing Committee
Stage Three
Bill assigned to Senate Subcommittee
Stage Three
Senate Subcommittee investigates, holds public hearings and hears testimony
Stage Three
Senate Subcommittee sends the bill back to full committee
Stage Three
Bill is reported to Senate Majority Leader for scheduling (only one calendar in Senate)
Stage Three
Bill reaches the floor
Stage Three
Bill is debated on floor of Senate, few limitations on debate in Senate, only Senate has filibuster privelege
Stage Three
Amendments are proposed and voted on
Stage Three
Senate votes on the bill
Stage Three
Bill signed by President of Senate
Stage Three
Bill has passed through House,unchanged in Senate and passed then sent to President for approval and signing
Stage Four
Different version of Bill passed through Senate than Bill passed in the House
Stage Four
Conference Committee assigned by Speaker of House and Senate Majority Leader
Stage Four
Conference Committee works out compromised version of Bill
Stage Four
Bill sent to the House and Senate for approval
Stage Four
Bill passed both houses with 2/3 vote
Stage Four
Compromised Bill sent to President for approval and signing
Stage Four
President signs the bill and it becomes law
Stage Four
President vetoes the bill describes the problems with the bill and sends it back to Congress
Stage Four
Congress can override veto, pass bill in both houses with 2/3 vote
Stage Four
Bill becomes law without the President's signature
Stage Four
Bill becomes law after 10 days if the President does not sign it
Stage Four
President can pocket veto, President does not sign bill within 10 day period before Congress ends its session, does not become law
Stage Four