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Bev54

(10,183 posts)
Sat Jul 16, 2022, 12:25 AM Jul 2022

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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Can someone answer a congressional procedural question for me. (Original Post) Bev54 Jul 2022 OP
No Sympthsical Jul 2022 #1
Ok thanks. Bev54 Jul 2022 #3
I don't think so. FoxNewsSucks Jul 2022 #2
Even if it passes both houses, unblock Jul 2022 #4
NO. James48 Jul 2022 #5

FoxNewsSucks

(10,488 posts)
2. I don't think so.
Sat Jul 16, 2022, 12:30 AM
Jul 2022

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.

unblock

(52,871 posts)
4. Even if it passes both houses,
Sat Jul 16, 2022, 01:08 AM
Jul 2022

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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