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They take so long because they make it so they don't do anything wrong

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Because it goes through a process in the legistature that takes a log time

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How many votes are need to pass a bill the first time through the houses of congress?

A simple majority ( more than half) of those voting in each house is needed to pass a bill. In the Senate the vice-president has the option of breaking a tie, so 50-50 vote from the Senators might pass it. The House has an odd number of voters so a tie is less likely, but a tie vote would defeat a bill.


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For a bill to become law it must be passed by both houses of Congress, so when the Senate passes a bill, the same bill must also go to the House of Representatives, or if the House has passed a similar bill, the two bills must be reconciled by a joint committee to produce a single bill that both houses can pass. Then when both houses have passed the same bill, the bill goes to the President for his signature. The President may or may not sign the bill, and if he doesn't, Congress can over-ride the veto if they have enough votes. Otherwise the bill dies.


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What usually happens when the House and the senate pass different versions of the same bill?

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