Enacted / Enacted into Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Enacted / Enacted into Law

Let us have a good bankruptcy law, as a protection against the "preferred creditor" swindle, Puck, November 14., 1883

Let us have a good bankruptcy law, as a protection against the "preferred creditor" swindle, Puck, November 14., 1883

Once legislation has passed both chambers of Congress in identical form, been signed into law by the President, become law without his signature, or passed over his veto, the legislation is enacted.

Legislation to be enacted into law must pass in identical form both the House and Senate and be signed by the president. Some measures must be introduced in several Congresses before sufficient political support is generated for them to be enacted into law. Other measures authorize programs for several years, and Congress does not need to consider another authorization bill until the end of that period.


Also see Bills; Congress by the Numbers; Enacting Clause; Override of a Veto; Presidential Signature; Statutes at Large; U.S. Code; Veto; § 5.33 Résumé of Congressional Activity, § 6.01 Legislative Process Flowchart, § 6.290 Presidential Action on Enacted Measures, in Congressional Deskbook.

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