Act of Congress

Seal of the United States Congress

An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress according to the powers granted to it by the Constitution of the United States.[1] The term can be used in other countries with a legislature called a "Congress," such as the Congress of the Philippines. But most often the term is associated with the United States Congress. In the US, there are several steps from a bill or resolution becoming a law.[2] It must first be passed by a majority of both of the houses of Congress.[2] Then the bill or resolution is sent to get signed by the President.[2] It becomes an Act of Congress by either the president's signature or, if the President does not return the bill or resolution within ten days.[2]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Act of Congress & Legal Definition". USLegal, Inc. Retrieved 5 March 2016.

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