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Federal Legislative History Research: Legislative Process

How a Bill Becomes a Law

In any Congress, fewer than 3% of introduced bills make it through the legislative process and become law. The majority of bills never make it past the committee stage.  The phrase "the bill died in committee" is often used when referring to these bills.


I'm Just a Bill

TV show Schoolhouse Rock video,

I'm Just a Bill,  from 1975. Enjoy!