All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
“With Congress, every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.”

——Will Rogers


Bungalow Bill said...

What did Glenn Beck say now?

LandShark 5150 said...

He was talking who great Ade was in preserving the states rights thru the war, basicaly rewriting history. Of coarse I'm parapharsing. I'll find it on youboob and post it if I can find it.

The Griper said...

you know, the more i read this the more i think it was never the intent that Congress be a full time job. according to research, before the 20th century sessions lasted less than 6 months.

and am i reading this wrong or does it say that one House must write any bill and the other house either agrees to it or can add amendments?

this seems to be far different than what happens today where both houses writes their own bills and then they write a compromised bill.

LandShark 5150 said...

Griper -- I would agree, seems that almost between WW1 & II, they didn't meet but just a few times a year, backing the founders original intent.
Section 7 does not say specifically how legislation passes the House or the Senate
—no provision is made for a majority vote, for instance. Such details are left up to each house in establishing its own rules under Section 5 of Article I. However, before a bill is sent to the president, the House of Representatives and the Senate have to pass identical versions. If there are differences, both chambers appoint members of a conference committee, which proposes a compromise bill.
So, I like you, read it that way.

The Griper said...

it seems like we just recently had an example of how i read it. wasn't one of the strategies to get health care passed that the house just agree with the senate bill to avoid the filibuster rule that would be in play with a compromise bill?

LandShark 5150 said...

Griper -- seems like you may be right. will have to look back and do some researching.