'Til Death Do Us Part: How A Bill Becomes A Law

Wondering how a bill becomes a law? Our intern wrote this to help explain, with the use of a marriage analogy.

By Jessica Harkins

Can I be honest with you? I’ve learned pretty much everything I know about politics and Capitol Hill from watching The West Wing, VEEP, and House of Cards. Sorry, Dad. By now, most of us, at least my fellow interns at IJM, have binge-watched our way through season 4 of House of Cards. We’ve watched Frank Underwood whip the votes with fear and terror for four horrifying seasons, and we’ve thanked God we’re not under President Underwood’s jurisdiction.

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