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"How Does a Bill Become a Law?" Infographic

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After both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have approved a bill in identical form, the bill is sent to the president. If the president approves of the legislation, it is signed and becomes law. If the president takes no action for 10 days while Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes law.

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  • What is a bill?
  • Summarize the five steps of how a bill becomes a law. Discuss why each step is important and necessary.

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