. A member of Congress proposes a law. This proposal is called a bill. The person who proposes it is the sponsor.
Committees in each house of Congress discuss the bill & change it if they wish.
The committee votes on the bill.
If the committee has approved the bill, it goes to the House of Rep. or Senate to be debated and voted on
The bill is introduced on both houses of Congress.
The bill is passed by a majority of members in both houses of Congress.
. If the House & Senate pass different versions of the same bill, members of the 2 houses meet to try to agree on one version.
. The bill, with final changes, goes back to the houses for a vote.
. If both houses pass the bill, it's sent to the president.
. It then becomes law without the president's signature.
. The president signs the bill into law.
.If the president doesn't sign the bill, this is a veto.
. The veto may be overriden by a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress.
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