A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 1
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The Legislative Junkie

The Legislative Junkie

Unit 1


One of the most detailed and up-to-date sources on legislative procedure is Walter J. Oleszek, Congressional Procedures and the Policy Process (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2004) 128.

Congress's How Our Laws are Made is available in hard copy from your member of Congress or online at: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.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