Marking Up A Bill / Markup (

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Marking Up A Bill / Markup

The review part 4, by With Associates
The review part 4, by With Associates

Going through the contents of a piece of legislation in committee or subcommittee to consider its provisions and proposed revisions to the language, and insert new sections and phraseology. If the bill is extensively amended, the committee’s version may be introduced as a separate bill, with a new number, before being considered by the full House or Senate.

The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation. The connotation of a markup session is that the language of the original measure is analyzed line-by-line or section-by-section, and then marked up, i.e., changed or amended.

Full Committee Markup – April 13, 2011


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