1) Homer is Hungry    • Someone has an idea for a      bill    • Idea for a bill is presented      in one house of Congres...
2) Homer decides he’s hungry for            a donut           • Bill introduced in Congress           • Bill gets a number...
3) Homer decides which donut         he wants         • The bill is sent to a           subcommittee         • Subcommitte...
4) Homer reconsiders               Back in the full committee,                  they can…               B. Approve bill   ...
5 - A) Homer drives to donut store              • In the WHOLE House of                Origin, congresspeople             ...
5 - B) Homer stops at a red light            • Other House debates,              maybe amends, and votes              on b...
5 - C) Homer arrives at donut store            • If bill passes both Houses,              it goes to the President
6 - A) Homer finally gets his          donut!          • President signs bill into            law.
7) The donut store makes Homer              wait           • President can hold the bill             unsigned
6 - B) Homer finally gets his          donut!          • Even if president refuses            to sign bill, if Congress is...
8) The donut store is closed - no           donuts!            • President can veto the bill              (reject it)
9) Homer drives to another store…           • The bill goes back to both             houses of Congress for             de...
6 - C) Homer finally gets his donut!             • If Congress passes bill by               2/3 majority in both          ...
10) Oh no! Homer ate a poison          gas donut!          • The Judicial branch can            interpret laws          • ...
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Homer donut odyssey

  1. 1. 1) Homer is Hungry • Someone has an idea for a bill • Idea for a bill is presented in one house of Congress – Money bills only in House
  2. 2. 2) Homer decides he’s hungry for a donut • Bill introduced in Congress • Bill gets a number and assigned to a standing committee
  3. 3. 3) Homer decides which donut he wants • The bill is sent to a subcommittee • Subcommittee holds hearings where experts testify for and against the bill • Subcommittee sends the bill back to full committee
  4. 4. 4) Homer reconsiders Back in the full committee, they can… B. Approve bill C. Rewrite language and approve billREJECT! D. Reject bill E. Amend (make real changes) and approve bill
  5. 5. 5 - A) Homer drives to donut store • In the WHOLE House of Origin, congresspeople debate, maybe amend, and vote on bill • If passed, bill goes to other house
  6. 6. 5 - B) Homer stops at a red light • Other House debates, maybe amends, and votes on bill
  7. 7. 5 - C) Homer arrives at donut store • If bill passes both Houses, it goes to the President
  8. 8. 6 - A) Homer finally gets his donut! • President signs bill into law.
  9. 9. 7) The donut store makes Homer wait • President can hold the bill unsigned
  10. 10. 6 - B) Homer finally gets his donut! • Even if president refuses to sign bill, if Congress is in session, bill becomes law in 10 days ***If Congress not in session, bill dies (pocket veto)
  11. 11. 8) The donut store is closed - no donuts! • President can veto the bill (reject it)
  12. 12. 9) Homer drives to another store… • The bill goes back to both houses of Congress for debate
  13. 13. 6 - C) Homer finally gets his donut! • If Congress passes bill by 2/3 majority in both houses, bill becomes law • This is called overriding a veto
  14. 14. 10) Oh no! Homer ate a poison gas donut! • The Judicial branch can interpret laws • If they are found unconstitutional, they are struck down - no longer legal

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