Legislation becomes law by democratic practice. The policy is the law is made by the people. Representatives chosen by the people, or the citizens, lead the legislative process by making a proposal for a new law or a change to established law. The leadership majority that represents the people’s will moves a proposal forward until a final approval.
The People’s Legislation:
Any citizen in the United States has the opportunity to make a law proposal. Following this generous American policy, the representatives chosen by the people to pursue their interests are the first citizens who make a proposal. Upon a belief they can advocate a good American law, a citizen, on their own or with a citizen group, can propose any law on any topic to their representative. A tax form simplification or an entrepreneurial incentive.
The First Amendment right to petition guarantees the opportunity. The representatives in the state legislature who know their fellow citizens as state residents can lead national law making by sending a memorial to the United States Congress. Last, the President, as the leader of the entire mass of citizens, has the opportunity to send messages and letters to the Congress to recommend the laws best for the whole country.
That the majority rule the consideration of proposals in the House of Representatives is a main American policy. In this popular congressional branch, the majority has the power needed to accomplish the people’s goals the majority has taken up, unless the forward decision making limits a minority’s due opportunity to be heard. Debate on a proposal is closed by a majority vote. Yet, a minority legislator has one opportunity to ask the bill is recommitted to a committee. After any majority closure, there is an automatic proposal for reconsidering the measure.
Proposals by All:
A proposal, from any citizen, can be introduced in Congress by following a traditional procedure. The bill, the most common kind, can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. Both houses have to have an introduction for a joint resolution. Concurrent resolutions, that affect both houses’ operations, are introduced in both houses. The simple resolutions that affect only one house’s operations are introduced in the affected house. Only bills are sent to the President for approval.
Majority yeas in both houses approve bills and joint resolutions. When the House of Representatives first approves, the Senate follows with a majority approval vote. A Senate lead requires the House consent. If the second house amends the proposal, the legislation passes when the first house concurs.
Our national leader ratifies a bill before it becomes a law to serve the interests of all America. Tax filing is simplified or business initiative gains a greater support. Within 10 days time, the President approves by signing the bill, or lets the bill become law after the end of the last day. If rejection is chosen, the President vetoes and makes a two-thirds vote by both houses necessary to override, or chooses a pocket veto when time elapses for objection while the Congress is adjourned after the session.