A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 5
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Exceptions to the Rule
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House Versus Senate
The Legislative Junkie

The Legislative Junkie

Unit 5


Christopher J. Deering andSteven S. Smith's Committees in Congress
(Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Pres, 1997) offers a comprehensive look at the committee process.

individual committee web sites are available at www.house.gov and www.senate.gov.

Information on campaign contributions to congressional committee members is available at http://www.opensecrets.org/cmteprofiles/index.asp.


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