Three Branches: Laws in Action

Passing Bills

You may be a really wonderful idea in the head of the President, but only Congress has the ability to write and pass bills. And that is how our laws get made. Congress is our government's legislative branch, and it includes two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Members of Congress must gain support for the ideas in a bill and make compromises so that, when it comes time to vote, enough people vote yea!

Click on the link to see a description of how bills are made and passed.

Response Question: 

In one sentence, explain the first step a member of Congress needs to take to make a law.

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