S01, E06: Not Quite Schoolhouse Rock: Getting a Bill Through Congress, Part 2 of 2

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2019

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This episode is Part 2 of 2.

Part 1: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/civil_discourse/2

This podcast uses government documents to illuminate the workings of the American government and offer context around the effects of government agencies in your everyday life. Civil Discourse is brought to you by VCU Libraries. Opinions expressed are solely the speakers' own, and do not reflect the views or opinions of VCU, or VCU Libraries. Special thanks to the Workshop for technical assistance. Music by Isaak Hopson. Find more information at https://guides.library.vcu.edu/discourse. As always, no documents were harmed in the making of this podcast.

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politics, government, documents, House, Senate, Congress, President, POTUS, SCOTUS, courts, cases, law, rules

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This podcast, part 2 of 2, picks up where we left off last time – at the point where the Senate majority leader has almost the unilateral discretion to decide when a bill is going to get a vote by the Senate body as a whole. The process then moves to the floor for unlimited debate, aka the filibuster, to not take a vote or make amendments to further negotiate the bill before, if approved, it goes to the house for approval (checks and balances). Believe it or not, there are still many steps before a bill becomes a law, and they are all covered in this podcast.

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S01, E06: Not Quite Schoolhouse Rock: Getting a Bill Through Congress, Part 2 of 2

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