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How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law 

About 25,000 bills are introduced in each term of Congress, but only 10 percent become law. These are the steps in the law-making process. A bill may begin in either the House or the Senate except for money bills, which must be introduced in the House:

1. Bill is introduced

2. Bill is referred to a Committee

3. Committee Action

4. Floor Action

5. Conference Committee

6. Presidential Action

7. Bill Becomes A Law

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