A Bill Becomes A Law

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The United States Congressional procedure for a bill to become a law. PHS Senate Chapter 12


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A Hopper is used in the _________________________?
    • A. 

      Senate

    • B. 

      House of Representatives

  • 2. 
    Who or what puts the bill on calendar in the House of Representatives?
  • 3. 
    Who or what puts the bill on calendar in the Senate?
  • 4. 
    Who gives the bill a number in the House of Representatives?
    • A. 

      President of the Senate

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      Clerk of the Senate

    • D. 

      Clerk of the House

    • E. 

      Clerk of Congress

    • F. 

      President of the Clerks

  • 5. 
    A Representative can Filibuster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A Senator can Filibuster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A bill is introduced in the Senate by..........
    • A. 

      The President of the Senate reading it

    • B. 

      The Speaker of the House reading it

    • C. 

      The editor reading it

    • D. 

      The Sponsor reading it

  • 8. 
    Who has a five minute limit imposed during debate on the chamber floor?
    • A. 

      Representative

    • B. 

      President of the United States

    • C. 

      Senator

  • 9. 
    Before a bill is acutually written it starts out as an_______________?
  • 10. 
    What does it meand to 'report a bill'?
    • A. 

      The sponsor tells everyone what he/she wants

    • B. 

      The committee tells the full House or Senate what it recommends about that bill

    • C. 

      The caucus recommends what to do with a bill

    • D. 

      The Presidents recommends what to do with the bill

  • 11. 
    Of the following, who may officially propose a bill?
    • A. 

      Constituents

    • B. 

      Interest groups

    • C. 

      Members of congress

    • D. 

      Governors

    • E. 

      Public officials

  • 12. 
    When a congress member agrees to propose legislation on behalf of constituents, interest groups etc., (s)he becomes a
    • A. 

      Patron

    • B. 

      Sponsor

    • C. 

      Advocate

    • D. 

      Co-sponsor

    • E. 

      Writer

  • 13. 
    If a sponsor is a member of the House of Representatives, (s)he would give the bill to the __________ ___ ___ _________, after which the bill would be further processed.
    • A. 

      Clerk of the Senate

    • B. 

      Clerk of the House

    • C. 

      Secretary of the Senate

    • D. 

      Secretary of the House

  • 14. 
    Based on the issues addressed in a bill, a bill will be recommended to a particular _______________ and placed on its calendar.
    • A. 

      Standing committee

    • B. 

      Panel of experts

    • C. 

      Chamber of congress

    • D. 

      Bureau

    • E. 

      Chairperson

  • 15. 
    If a committee chairperson doesn't act upon a bill
    • A. 

      The bill is sent to the chamber even though no body asked for it and nothing was done to the bill

    • B. 

      Another member of the committee may act

    • C. 

      The bill is recommended to a different committee

    • D. 

      The bill is effectively killed

  • 16. 
    In committee or subcommittee review, views of the executive branch and other public officials and experts are put on the record.  These are known as
    • A. 

      Insights

    • B. 

      Hearings

    • C. 

      Addresses

    • D. 

      Appeals

  • 17. 
    If a full committee votes to "order the bill reported", the bill proceeds to
    • A. 

      Endure further hearings and mark ups

    • B. 

      An appropriate super committee

    • C. 

      Its original chamber of congress

    • D. 

      Full assembly of congress

  • 18. 
    A bill is passed onto presidential action when
    • A. 

      A conference committee can't reach a resolution

    • B. 

      A bill is passed in identical forms in both houses

    • C. 

      The second house rejects the bill

    • D. 

      A sufficient majority in both houses can't be reached

  • 19. 
    A presidential veto may be overridden with
    • A. 

      A 3/4 majority in both houses

    • B. 

      A simple majority in both houses

    • C. 

      A 2/3 majority in the senate

    • D. 

      A simple majority in the senate

    • E. 

      A 2/3 majority in both houses

  • 20. 
    Who sets the conditions for debate in the Senate?
    • A. 

      President of the Senate

    • B. 

      President Pro Temp of the Senate

    • C. 

      Senate Rules

    • D. 

      Rules Committeee

  • 21. 
    Who sets the Conditions for debate in the House or Representatives?
    • A. 

      Senate rules committee

    • B. 

      Speaker of the House

    • C. 

      Rules Committee

    • D. 

      House Minoriy leader

  • 22. 
    A revenue bill is drafted and introduced to a chamber of Congress. That chamber must be the House of Representatives.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    If the President vetoes a bill, Congress has one last chance to save it.  Congress can override the President's veto with a __________ vote in ___________.
    • A. 

      3/4 vote in the Senate.

    • B. 

      2/3 vote in both the House and Senate.

    • C. 

      2/3 vote in the Senate.

    • D. 

      3/4 vote in both the House and Senate.

    • E. 

      2/3 vote in the House.

  • 24. 
    If the House passes a version of a bill, and a Senate then passes a different version of the bill, can it be sent to the President for signing?  What should be done?
    • A. 

      Yes, send it to the President for signing.

    • B. 

      Yes, send it to the President for signing but expect him/her to veto it.

    • C. 

      Trade sides with the bill and let each other work on each other's version of the bill and work out the different. Then send it one to the President.

    • D. 

      Send both versions of the bill to a joint committee (or conference)to compromise or blend the versions into one version. Then both the Senate and House should vote on it again.

    • E. 

      Send both versions of the bill to a joint committee (or conference)to blend the versions into one version. Then send it on to the President to sign.

  • 25. 
    Why would someone filibuster a bill (or talk all night)?
    • A. 

      To get folks to force the bill's sponsor to finally withdraw the bill so Congress can move on to other things.

    • B. 

      To get folks to fall asleep so a secret vote can be taken when non-supportors are not listening

    • C. 

      To make others just get so tired of hearing about the issue that they just vote for it.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

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