A Bill Becomes a Law
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Unit 8
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Committee Action

Unit 8


Subcommittees report legislation to full committees, which may pass bills on as presented, suggest amendments, or kill them by inaction or a negative report. Committees may carry out a full set of hearings themselves, or rely on the hearings held by their subcommittees.

COMING SOON! [Video: Sub-committee reporting to committee]



















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