Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Anyone care to enlighten me?

So the Bailout bill didn't pass in the House on Monday.

Why the heck is the Senate voting on it tonight?

I thought that if the House killed a bill it was the end of it and the Senate couldn't do anything about it...

Anyone care to enlighten this poor confused Canadian girl?

3 comments:

emily said...

no, if the House doesn't pass it, then it dies. It must be a different bill (with the same idea, obviously) proposed by the Senate, and if they pass it, then the House gets to vote on the Senate bill, and vice versa. If the House and Senate pass different bills they are sent to Conference Committee. Most major legislation goes to a Conference Committee, where members of both houses work out the differences.

Maude said...

Thank you! It makes a lot more sense now! You are a fountain of knowledge!

emily said...

no, i just majored in political science!