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Fri Jul 15, 2022, 11:25 PM

Can someone answer a congressional procedural question for me.

If the house approves a bill and sends it to the senate but the senate does not bring it up for a vote and then there is an election, can the new senate bring the bill up for a vote and as long as they vote for it as is, can it then be sent to the president for signature?

What I am trying to determine is, if the house sends over a number of bills this session and the republicans gain the house but dems get a bigger majority in the senate and eliminate the filibuster; can they then pass the bill to go to Biden for signature?

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Reply Can someone answer a congressional procedural question for me. (Original post)
Bev54 Jul 2022 OP
Sympthsical Jul 2022 #1
Bev54 Jul 2022 #3
FoxNewsSucks Jul 2022 #2
unblock Jul 2022 #4
James48 Jul 2022 #5

Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 11:28 PM

1. No

All pending legislation expires at the end of a term.

They'd have to do it over in both chambers.

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 11:32 PM

3. Ok thanks.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 11:30 PM

2. I don't think so.

It has to be in the same "congress".

Bills that pass the House die at the end of that Congressional session if not passed by the Senate during the term.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2022, 12:08 AM

4. Even if it passes both houses,

if it failed to become law for any reason, it's dead as far as the next congress is concerned.

Many such bills are re-introduced in the next congress, where the process starts from scratch.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2022, 12:22 AM

5. NO.

Everything dies at the end of the Congressional session, and has to start all over again.


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