Regulatory Process

June 25, 2017

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How are laws created?

A member of Congress proposes a bill that, if approved, will become law. If both houses of Congress approve a bill, it goes to the President who has the option to either approve or veto it. The primary laws that drive our work are the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act [note for drupal review: Jazzmin Awa-Williams commented: "Link to card stack"] , Marine Mammal Protection Act [note for drupal review: Jazzmin Awa-Williams commented: "Link to card stack"], and Endangered Species Act [note for drupal review: Jazzmin Awa-Williams commented: "Link to card stack"] . Once an act is passed, the House of Representatives standardizes the text of the law and publishes it in the United States Code (U.S.C.).