How does a Bill become Law?

Below is a flowchart illustrating the process by which a bill becomes a law. Click a box to view information on that step, including tips related to your online research.

Stage 1: The Bill is DraftedStage 2: The Bill is IntroducedStage 3: The Bill Goes to CommitteeStage 4: The Committee Votes to Report the BillStage 4: The Committee Votes to Report the BillStage 5: The Bill Goes to the FloorStage 5: The Bill Goes to the FloorStage 2: The Bill is IntroducedStage 3: The Bill Goes to CommitteeStage 8: The Law is Printed and CodifiedStage 9: The Law is Implemented and EnforcedStage 7: The President Signs the BillStage 6: The Bill Goes to Conference

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