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How a Bill Becomes a Law

There ought to be a law ... In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will teach you about the complicated process by which a bill becomes a law! Discover who can come up with an idea for a law, how that idea gets into Congress, and where a bill comes into the picture. You’ll learn about the roles committees play, as well as how many votes a bill has to get in each house to pass. You’ll also learn what happens when a bill finally gets to the President, including what happens if he or she doesn’t like it. You’ll also find out how Congress can push a bill through if the resident decides to veto. Finally, you’ll see why the process is so complicated. Got an idea for a law? Now you’ll know what to do with it!

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