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    • 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) Homer decides he’s hungry for a donut • Bill introduced in Congress • Bill gets a number and assigned to a standing committee
    • 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) 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 - 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
    • 5 - B) Homer stops at a red light • Other House debates, maybe amends, and votes on bill
    • 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 in session, bill becomes law in 10 days ***If Congress not in session, bill dies (pocket veto)
    • 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 debate
    • 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
    • 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