Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Bill in Congress

We read or hear that a bill has been introduced in the House or Senate but may be unsure about what the introduction of the bill means. Is it law? (No) Is it important? (depends). In the 108th Congress (2002-2004) 8,621 bills were introduced, 498 were enacted into law (from article). Lawyers do need knowledge of bills and the legislative process. This article "A Bill in Congress" is a brief discussion that provides information that you probably did not hear in a Civics class. It also links to an article on Amendments that from a "how things work" point of view may be more important.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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