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A bill is drafted and introduced
The bill is referred to a Committee
The committee may
The bill goes to the floor for debate and vote (Voting Records and Debates)
Differences in House of Representatives and Senate bills are reconciled in Conference
The President signs the bill (Presidential Action)
At this point, the bill becomes law.
There are three types of law which prevail at the federal, state, and local levels of government in the United States
From Chris Brown, University Libraries, University of Denver. Legislative Research (United States) http://libguides.du.edu/legislative