Procedural Question

Discussion in 'Political Science' started by Wallrat, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Wallrat

    Wallrat Newly Registered

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    A bit of a detailed process question here regarding the US Congress...

    If a bill is referred to multiple committees, does it have to pass all of them to move to the floor? Could it die in one committee and therefore it's done?

    I thought it had to be voted out of all committees of jurisdiction (and then reconciled if they were different versions), but I also remember learning that part of the reason a bill can be sent to multiple committees is to give it more of a "shot at life", as in, even if it dies in one committee, it's not totally dead.

    Can anyone help me out?

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