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How a Bill Becomes a Law
A bill begins with an idea. That idea may be put on paper in the form of a bill by any number of people - a Senator or
Representative, an individual, a citizens group, business associations, and so on. It may even be submitted
by the President. Because it is the reponsibility of Congress to make the laws, a bill must be
introduced either by a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate.