A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 1
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The Legislative Junkie

Exceptions to the Rule

Unit 1


Congress does not have a choice about dealing with some problems.

Required Action: Each year Congress must pass specific legislation such as the federal budget.

Sunset Provisions: Some legislation is passed with a "sunset" provision requiring that it be reaffirmed after a specified length of time or it no longer is a law.


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