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The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction


Although a quorum is supposed to be present on the floor when the House is conducting business, the House assumes a quorum is present unless a quorum call or electronically recorded vote demonstrates that it is not. However, the standing rules preclude quorum calls at most times other than when the House is voting. Questions are first decided by voice vote, though any Member then may demand a division vote. Before the final result of a voice or division vote is announced, Members can secure an electronically recorded vote instead, if enough Members desire it or if a quorum is not present in the House. The constitutional requirements for making law means that each chamber must pass the same measure with the identical text before transmitting it to the President for his consideration. When the second chamber of Congress amends a measure sent to it by the first chamber, the two chambers must resolve legislative differences to meet this requirement. This can be accomplished by shuttling the bill back and forth between the House and Senate, each proposing amendments to the position of the other, or by establishing a conference committee to try to negotiate a compromise versions of the legislation


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The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Dec 01,2010  Pages: 13]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Feb 02,2009  Pages: 13]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Nov 26,2008  Pages: 15]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Apr 23,2008  Pages: 14]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Dec 09,2006  Pages: 14]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Feb 01,2005  Pages: 15]

The Legislative Process on the House Floor: An Introduction  [Order No: 95-563  Release Date: Oct 02,2003  Pages: 15]