Political System Future Changes Essay

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I believe our political system has adapted to our nations diversity in many ways. The first and most prominent way would be the fact that we now have an African American president. As our nation changes racially and we become more diverse, our political figures are changing as well. Our officials are racially diverse and all come from different backgrounds and ethnicities. Our nation has also changed and adapted to more minorities. Workplaces have to confine to laws like affirmative action and sexual harassment. With affirmative action women can work in the same places as men now, and there are laws to benefit both men and women from harassment. Women can do what men can and can get the same pay as men. Affirmative action helps minorities to get employed, prevents workplace discrimination, and provides equal opportunities to all. Our government has also made itself more accepting of the gay community. Some states now allow gay marriage and domestic partnership, gay adoptions, and there are plenty of political figures that are gay. We have also adapted to the recent increase in illegal aliens, and adapted more towards immigration. Some illegal citizens are allowed to earn green cards, and the children of illegal immigrants can qualify for healthcare. We have updated laws for all types of people like, hiring the handicapped, obese people can qualify as disabled, and senior citizens can fight against elder abuse. For the future I believe that the increase in minorities and gays are going to create an increase in new laws. I also think that Caucasians and people of European descent are going to become the new minorities and with that will come new challenges.

When a bill begins it is simply an idea or suggestion. Potential bills can come from anyone, but they must be sponsored by someone from the House of Representatives. For example, I could create a suggestion that could lead to a bill, but a Representative would bring it into the House of Representatives. The Representative presents the bill to the Speaker of the House, who will send the bill to Committee. The Committee hold a hearing and review the bill. They revise and update it and if they agree with it they send it back to the House of Representatives. Once sent back the Representatives review it and vote on it. If the majority votes yes(to pass the bill into law), then the bill becomes passed in the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives clerk certifies the bill and it is sent to the Senate. In the Senate, similar steps are taken to pass the bill. The bill goes to the Senate Committee and if passed is sent to be voted on at the Senate floor. The bill must get a majority yes vote to be sent to the President. The President can then say yes, no, or pocket veto the bill. If yes, the President signs the bill, the bill becomes law, and the bill is enforced by the government. If no, the bill is sent back to the House of Representatives (along with reasons for the veto), and they can vote again. If the House of Representatives and Senate both have a 2/3rds yes vote, then they can override the President’s decision and the bill will become law. If the President has no reaction to the bill it is considered a pocket veto. If no action is taken within 10 days, the bill is sent to Congress and approved to be law.
Interest groups play a huge role in bill…