Government 101: How a Bill Becomes Law - Project Vote Smart
3.Vote - the bill is voted on. If passed, it is then sent to the other chamber unless that chamber already has a similar measure under consideration. If either chamber does not pass the bill then it dies. If the House and Senate pass the same bill then it is sent to the President. If the House and Senate pass different bills they are sent to Conference Committee. Most major legislation goes to a Conference Committee.
It's unfortunate that both sides have decided to be childish and non-cooperative, but it is what it is. We'll get through it. No one except the administration is talking now about Obamacare being repealed. All the House asked for was a delay in its implementation for the people who now have to sign up. Obama himself has already delayed it for a year for small business, but you seem to have overlooked that, for some reason.
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