A Bill Becomes a Law
Home About the Project Citations Site Map Contact the Author
Unit 13
Legislative Lingo
Strategies and Power Plays
Exceptions to the Rule
Stats, Quirks, and Examples
The Legislative Junkie

The Legislative Junkie

Unit 13


Richard Fleisher and Jon R. Bond, Polarized Politics: Congress and the President in a Partisan Era (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press 2000).

For a historical look at the number of vetoes per president, see: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0801767.html

The section of Congress's How Our Laws are Made on vetoes is available at: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.bysec/presidential.html.


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