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Bill Is Enrolled
Beginning of a Bill
An idea for a bill may come from anybody, however only Members of Congress can introduce a bill in Congress. Bills can be introduced at any time the House is in session.
There are four basic types of legislation: bills; joint resolutions; concurrent resolutions; and simple resolutions.
A bill's type must be determined. A private bill affects a specific person or organization rather than the population at large. A public bill is one that affects the general public.
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