For everyone interested in the work of Britain's Parliament; the US Congress; the European Parliament and the French Parlement.
Discuss Practice, Procedure, History and current issues.
Friday, 4 February 2011
What does a bill look like? (no, not the ones you have to pay - we all know those well enough!). The term is used on both sides of the Atlantic for legislation under consideration by the Legislature (Parliament or Congress). One passed they become "Acts"
To see an example of a British Bill press here. (Parliamentary Voting System & Constituencies Bill)
To see an example of an American Bill press here. (Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act)
You'll note that the British title is neutral, whereas the practice in the US has been to make a statement with the job title.
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.