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Education. The Journey from Bill to Law
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Someone has an idea that they think should be a law

A Congressperson is contacted, who can sponsor the bill and introduce it to Congress.

The Bill is sent to Committee to be discussed.

If the bill is approved...

The bill can go to the House of Representatives to be discussed and voted on. If 218 members vote for the bill...

The bill then goes to the Senate. Is the bill approved by 51 Senators?

YES
The President receives the bill.

If the President signs the bill, or pocket vetoes it and Congress is in session within 10 days...
YES



The bill can go to the Senate to be discussed and voted on. If it is voted in favor by 51 Senators...

The bill then goes to the House of Representatives. Is the bill approved by 218 members?

If the President vetoes the bill ...

The bill is a law!
YES





Do the House of Representatives and the Senate override the veto with 2/3 of the votes from each?

NO





The bill is not a law.