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Legislative Process Description of Infographic

1. Bill or Resolution: A bill (sometimes called a resolution) is introduced in the Senate or the House of Representatives (House).
2. Hearings: Once a bill is introduced, it is referred to one or more committees, which hold hearings on the bill with experts and public stakeholders.
3. Reports: The committees may request one or more reports.
4. Senate, House, Extension of Remarks: The debates of the Senate and House as well as remarks to these debates are published daily in the Congressional Record, a government serial.
5. Conference Report: Sometimes the House and Senate produce different versions of one bill. If so, both chambers appoint members to a conference committee which works to combine the two versions, issuing a conference report.
6. Public Law: If the committee approves the bill, then it is sent on to the full House or Senate, which debates the bill and votes. If they both pass the bill, it goes to the President to be signed into law.

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