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Monday, January 21
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What happens when House and Senate versions of a bill differ?

a. The bill dies, unless the president issues an executive order to revive it.
b. A conference committee usually is appointed to reach a compromise.
c. A member of the U.S. Senate filibusters until the versions are reconciled.
d. A conference report is produced by the House and signed by the president.

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