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Study Guide Answers

1.     A bill is an idea that is proposed to become a __________.
     law
2.     This proposed measure must first go through what is known as the __________ process.
     legislative
3.     In order for a bill to become a law, by whom must it be approved?
     Senate, House of Representatives, President
4.     Bills must be passed within a __________ year term of Congress.
     two
5.     Name the two categories into which bills fall.
     authorization bill, appropriations bill
6.     If a bill addresses more than one subject, it may be assigned to more than one committee. This is known as a "___________ ___________".
     multiple referral
7.     A sub-committee will sometimes go on a fact-finding trip, known as a __________ , to the locations affected by the bill.
     junket
8.     Bills that are put away and never acted upon are referred to as having been __________- __________.
     pigeon-holed
9.     Those lucky few bills that do get past committee and are considered by the chamber have a very slim chance of being passed. True or false?
     false
10.     What is the next step for a bill that has been approved by a standing committee in the House of Representatives?
     The House Rules Committee
11.     A __________ sets specific terms of debate for each bill.
     Rule
12.     __________ _____________ is the process by which Congress debates and votes on a bill.
     Floor action
13.     In which chamber is the process for bill approval less formal?
     The Senate
14.     There is a strict time limit for debate in the Senate. True or false?
     false
15.     List the three choices the President has when making a decision on a bill.
     sign it, veto it, do nothing with it
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