How Does A Person Affect Your Assigned Role Operate? The Legislative Process?

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(1) How does a person in my assigned role operate in the legislative process?

A United States House Representative plays a major role in the legislative process. In order for laws to be made, it first requires a representative to sponsor a bill, which is just a proposed idea for a law. Any representative is able to introduce a bill. Once sponsored, the bill moves forward to be studied and reviewed by a special committee. The next step after the committee has concluded the review is for the bill to be scheduled for either voting, debating, or amendments made by the House. If the bill is passes by a majority of the votes (218 of 435) from the House, the bill moves directly to the Senate, where it is again assigned to another committee, this time from members of the Senate, where it is reviewed, debated and voted on. If the bill here receives a majority vote (51 out of 100), it then is moved forward to the a special conference committee compiled of Senate and House members where a final proposal for the bill is made and then returns back to the House and Senate for approval. Once completed at the House and Senate levels, the bill then enrolled and sent to the President to be signed or vetoed within ten days.

In order to be eligible for election as a representative member, you must be at least 25 years of age and have been a US citizen for at least seven years and currently reside in the state you want to represent. Each representative is elected for a two-year term where…
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