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Your Government: How A Bill Becomes Law

Virtually every civics text has a chart somewhere that describes how a bill becomes law. Unfortunately, most of these charts are out of date, so Congress built this $28.4 billion model of the entire process, using hand-picked contractors drawn from all 50 states. On your next trip to the nation's capital, plan to spend the entire day at this fun-filled site (located north of Washington on the friendly, open grounds of Fort Meade). "Research" bills on the golf course, "question witnesses" in the underground star chamber, and then hang on as you collect input from lobbyists and wealthy contributors on your way to buying votes, extorting bill reconciliations, and thwarting evil vetos.

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[How A Bill Becomes Law]

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