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How a bill actually becomes a law... in 2020

Middle school social studies textbooks and Schoolhouse Rock songs paint a stereotypical portrait of how congressional legislation gets passed. But in real life, the story of how federal laws actually get enacted usually proves far more complex. To examine how, GovTrack Insider browsed through all the laws enacted by Congress in 2019–20, looking for one that seemed both particularly interesting and undercovered by national media.

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What We’re Watching

H.R. 361: Make Marriage Great Again Act

You'd never guess what this bill is about from the title alone. Listen to this GovTrack A Bill A Minute to find out what's being proposed!

Apr 19, 2021 12:48 p.m.

H.R. 514: Preserve American History Act

Should the Biden Administration reinstate the 1776 Commission created by the Trump Administration? Rep. Ted Budd thinks so. We tell you why in this ...

Apr 6, 2021 7:19 p.m.