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LEGISLATIVE HISTORY FLOW CHART
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY PROCESS (IN BRIEF): DEFINITIONS,
EXPLANATIONS, and INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

1H/S                                                                       Draft Bills
H. R. / H. Res. / H. Con. Res. / H. J. Res./                                                 S. / S. Res. / S. Con. Res. / S. J. Res.


2H             Introduction House
                    H. R. (No.)
                 Sent to Committee
              Desk / House Calendar

2S             Introduction Senate
                        S.(No.)
                Sent to Committee
              Desk / Senate Calendar

 

 



3H                 Committee
                Action or No Action
                    -------------------
                Hearings / Changes
                   Markup version

3S                 Committee
                 Action or No Action
                    -------------------
                 Hearings / Changes
                    Markup version

 



 

4H               Committee Vote
                Report to full House
           Hearings, Prints, Documents

4S               Committee Vote
                 Report to full Senate
           Hearings, Prints, Documents

 

 



5H         House Floor Debate / Vote
              Refer to Rules Committee
    

5S           Senate Floor Debate / Vote
                  Executive Documents
                     Treaty Documents

 


 

6H/S                        Conference Committee (for conflict resolution)
                                                Report of final version
                                            House / Senate Action / Vote


7          President signs or vetoes bill
                         Message


8                   Public Law (Congress) - (Number) (Slip Law)
 


9                    Public / Private Law Printed (Slip Law / U.S. Statutes at Large / U.S. Code)
                                                           Chronology / Codification


10                    Regulatory Activity (Federal Register / Code of Federal Regulations)
 



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