Warm up • North Carolina has 13 representatives, each representing a ___________ which is different than our 2 senators who represents the entire state. • Powers listed in the Constitution are known as _________. • Powers not specially expressed in the Constitution are known as _____.
Current event #1 • 1. Why is the heat bill going to rise this winter? • 2. What type of gas is most used for heating? • 3. What effect do you think the high gas bill will have on families?
I’M JUST A BILL! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0
What is a bill? • Proposed law for review in Congress Wrong bill
2 TYPES • Public- effect entire nation • Private- individual concerns or focus on a place • (immigration, government concern)
STEP ONE • AN IDEA! • Private Citizen, White House, Special Interest Group
STEP TWO • Idea is passed to Senator or Representative • Given a title and number • For example; S.7 or H.R.7
STEP THREE • Sent to standing committee (PERMANENT COMMITTEE) • The fate… • 1- Approve the bill • 2-Change and pass • 3-Completely replace and pass • 4-Ingore and let die • 5-Kill the bill immediately by majority vote
STEP FOUR • Proposed to the full House or Senate • Debate PROS AND CONS
FILIBUSTER • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9EX2XkpPgE • 90% sure some of us in here try to filibuster to prevent Ms. Pierrot from assigning work •
STEP FIVE • VOTING TIME! Voice Vote- “Yea” or “No” (H.R &S ) Standing vote- stand and count (H.R. & S) Recorded Vote- recorded electronically (H.R) Roll Call Vote- “Aye” or “Nay” as names are called (S)
WHAT IF HOUSE AND SENATE PASS SAME VERSION OF THE BILL? • Conference Committee work out differences and submit revised bill
STEP SIX • FINALLY… to the President • 1-Sign and approve- LAW! • 2-Veto(refuse to sign) • 3-Ignore 10 days Becomes a law if Congress is in session, • if Congress is not in session it dies(pocket veto) • 4-If vetoed, 2/3 vote each house will override
Current event #2 • What’s the reason for the shutdown? • How might the shutdown effect society? • When did the annual pay day fall?
QUICK! Race to organize/order • Winner gets starburst
Bill to law foldable • Create a foldable which takes us through all steps that a bill must go through to become a law!