A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 4
 
Legislative Lingo
 
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Legislative Lingo

Unit 4

Omnibus Legislation: A bill that combines a number of disparate subjects into one proposal.

Revenue Bill: Legislation providing for new taxes or tariffs. Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution reserves initial proposals to the House, although the Senate can amend them.

Unit Introduction

Home Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: From Problems to Solutions Unit 3: Origin of Bills Unit 4: Bill Drafting and Floor Introduction Unit 5: Referral to Committee Unit 6: Subcommittee Review Unit 7: Mark-up and Subcommittee Voting Unit 8: Committee Action Unit 9: Scheduling Floor Consideration Unit 10: Floor Debate Unit 11: Floor Votes Unit 12: Ironing Out Differences Unit 13: Presidential Action and Congressional Reaction Unit 14: The Legislative Processes