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The President
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100

What are the first and second steps in the bill to law process?

The bill is drafted and then introduced.

100

When does the president become involved in this process?

At the end.

100

Who can draft a bill?

Any member of Congress.

100

The primary Congress member supporting a bill is called a sponsor. What are co-sponsors?

Other members who support the bill.

200

After a bill has been introduced, where does it go?

It is referred to a committee.

200

What happens if the president does nothing for ten days and Congress has already adjourned?

A pocket veto occurs.

200

If a Representative is the sponsor of a bill, where is it introduced?

In the House of Representatives.

200

Once a bill is introduced, what website can it be found on? (It's not Google)

300

If a committee votes in favor of a bill, where is it reported to?

To the floor.

300

Which one cannot be overridden: a veto or a pocket veto?

A pocket veto.

300

If a Senator is the sponsor of a bill, where is it introduced?

In the Senate.

300

How many total steps are there in the Bill-to-Law process?

Nine.

400

When is a bill voted on?

After it has been reported to the floor.

400

If the President vetoes a bill, what majority of both the Senate and the House of Representatives must pass the bill in order for it to become a law?

Two thirds.

400

What is the name of a group of Congress members who are particularly interested in different topics?

A committee.

400

True or false: only a member of Congress can come up with an idea for a law.

False. Any person, advocacy group, etc. can come up with an idea for a law.

500

What is the last step in the bill-to-law process? (It doesn't always happen)

Overriding a veto.

500

After both the House of Representatives and the Senate have approved a bill, where is it sent?

To the president.

500

What is a subcommittee?

A committee that has further specialization on a certain topic.

500

What was the first bill that was signed into law and when was it signed?

An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths; June 1, 1789.

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