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House Versus Senate

Unit 5

 

In the House, bills are formally referred to a committee by the Speaker. In the Senate, referral is done by the President Pro Tempore. In reality, the Parliamentarian's office refers the vast majority bills to the committee into which they unambiguously fall.

 

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