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How a Bill Becomes a Law: Formal Process

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A bill may be introduced _____.

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1. A numbered bill is taken up by committee. Which of the following is NOT true about the committee?

2. How are bills in the House of Representatives introduced differently than bills in the Senate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo covers the steps for a bill to become a law by working its way through the House and Senate. You will be tested on the order of this process and the role each chamber of Congress has to play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Ways the President can keep a bill from becoming law
  • The group that reviews and researches each bill
  • The type of committee created when the House and Senate disagree on bill changes
  • Where a bill may be introduced
  • How the House of Representatives initially reviews bills

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process for turning a bill into a law
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how bills move through the Senate and the House of Representatives
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the legislative process in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the legislative process, review the accompanying lesson on the Process of Turning a Bill Into a Law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Trace the trajectory of a bill through the House of Representatives and the Senate
  • Differentiate between the types of legislation introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives
  • Understand the process for combining similar bills that have been introduced in both chambers of Congress
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