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American Congress (34-303): Assignment

Assignment Summary

Is your bill controversial? The answers to these questions could help you decide:

  • Were there amendments attempted when the bill passed through the House and Senate committees and subcommittees?
  • What were the results of floor activity?
  • How did the bill pass through the conference committee proceedings if a conference committee was convened?
  • What position did the President take on the bill and did he lobby congress on the measure? Did the President veto the bill or did congress override his veto?
  • Were interest groups involved in supporting the bill or opposing it?
  • How did the news media cover the bill and was their role important?
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