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What is an Amendment?

Civics 101 in 120 Seconds (ish) – What is an Amendment? (2 min)

Civics 101 in 120 Seconds (ish) is your straightforward guide through the often confounding legislative process.

Bills often don’t remain the same, they are often changed.

Amendment is the name for changes in a bill

2 big changes are:



Both replace the entire language of a bill

Don’t get confused on the terms, amendments are just a “wanna be” part of a bill.

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