Legislative Steps

Events

Bill is Drafted

12/03/2015

Congress, Executive Branch, or other groups can write a bill.

Introduced to House

12/21/2015

The bill is presented to the House by the representative.

Sent to Committee

02/07/2016

Sender of House sends bill to the committee

Committee Action

02/28/2016

Committee is get to vote on the bill and if the bill passes it gets to move on.

Rules Committee

03/13/2016

Make date for bill for debate and decide the rules.

Floor Action

04/02/2016

Bill is debated and amendments are added. Bill is voted on and is in favor can go on to Senate.

Introduced to Senate

April 20, 2016

Senator introduces bill and sent to committee.

Committee Action

May 6, 2016

Committee is get to vote on the bill and if the bill passes it gets to move on.

Bill Called Up

May 31, 2016

Floor appoints date when Senate will consider bills.

Floor Action

June 9, 2016

Bill is debated and amendments are added. Bill is voted on and is in favor can go back to the House.

Conference Committee

June 27, 2016

If changes are rejected from the House. Bill is sent to both members of the houses called conference Committee to work a compromise.

Vote on Compromise

Approx. July 14, 2016

Both houses must approve the compromise. If approved, it moves on.

President Action

September 23, 2016

President either approves or vetos the bill.