How Our Laws Are Made Infographic

Mike Wirth, in conjunction with Suzanne Cooper-Guasco, contributes this elaborate flowchart of the American legislative process titled "How Our Laws Are Made."

Mike Wirth, in conjunction with Suzanne Cooper-Guasco, contributes this elaborate flowchart of the American legislative process titled “How Our Laws Are Made.”

Click to view in full size; it’s giant.

Via Laurenist. Former Hill staffer Matt Vallone approves, calling it “the best chart I’ve seen for Congressional process.” Alas, he notes, it “misses some of the backchannel/informal stuff.”

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Comments

  1. sam says:

    “Alas, he notes, it “misses some of the backchannel/informal stuff.”

    Yeah, like the lobbyist’s money hose stuck up the collective ass of Congress, that kind of “backchannel” stuff? That’s important, right?