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Enacted / Enacted into Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Enacted / Enacted into Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Enacted / Enacted into Law 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 […]

Reading of Bills (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Reading of Bills (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Reading of Bills   Rand Paul Refuses to Vote Without Reading the Bill   Traditional parliamentary procedure required bills to be read three times before they were passed. This custom is of little modern significance. Normally a bill is considered to have its first reading […]

Bills / Measure / Passed (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Bills / Measure / Passed (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Bills / Measure / Passed A bill is the most commonly used form for legislation. A bill is prefixed with an H.R. in the House and with an S. in the Senate. A number assigned at the time of introduction signifies the order in which […]

Joint Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Joint Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Joint Resolution A joint resolution, designated H.J. Res. or S.J. Res. Requires the approval of both houses and the signature of the president, just as a bill does, and has the force of law if approved. There is no practical difference between a bill and […]

Act / Act of Congress / Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Act / Act of Congress / Law (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Act photo credit: Ruth L An Act of Congress (also called Act) is legislation (a bill or joint resolution) that has passed both chambers of Congress in identical form, been signed into law by the president, or passed over his veto, thus becoming law. A […]

Engrossed Bill / Engrossed Measure (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Engrossed Bill / Engrossed Measure (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Engrossed Bill / Engrossed Measure photo credit: alancleaver_2000 The final official copy of a bill as passed by one chamber, with the text as amended by floor action and certified by the clerk of the House or the secretary of the Senate. After a measure […]

Understanding the 4 Basic Types of Legislation

Understanding the 4 Basic Types of Legislation

There are four basic types of legislation that are handled by Congress. They include bills, simple resolutions, joint resolutions and concurrent resolutions. photo credit: USDAgov Bill A bill is the most common type of legislation and can be either permanent or temporary. It may also be general or special in nature; public or private. Bills […]

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 7. Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 7. Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 7. (Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto) All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, […]