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An '''act''' is legislation (a [[bill]] or [[joint resolution]]) which has passed both chambers of [[Congress]] in identical form, been signed into law by the [[President of the United States of America|President]], or passed over his [[veto]], thus becoming a law. Technically, this term also refers to a [[bill]] that as been passed by one house and engrossed (prepared as an official copy).<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/act.htm US Senate Reference]</ref>
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Revision as of 04:42, 22 August 2010

An act is legislation (a bill or joint resolution) which has passed both chambers of Congress in identical form, been signed into law by the President, or passed over his veto, thus becoming a law. Technically, this term also refers to a bill that as been passed by one house and engrossed (prepared as an official copy).[1]

References

  1. US Senate Reference