How Laws Are Made

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How laws are made

A bill to create a new law must be introduced in the House of Representatives or Senate by a sponsor. Then it is assigned to a committee whose members research, discuss, and make changes to the bill before it is put to a vote in the chamber. If the bill passes one chamber, it goes to the other for a similar process before becoming a law.

Public bills, when enacted by Congress and signed by the President, become public law, and they appear on this list after GPO assigns public law (PL) numbers and publishes them in the Statutes at Large. Private bills are enacted as private laws and do not appear on this list.