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Saturday, January 19
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Who determines whether a congressional committee will consider a bill reported out of a subcommittee?

a. The majority whip
b. The committee chair
c. The Speaker of the House
d. The president pro tempore

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About the Podcast: 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.

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60-Second Civics: Episode 3499, Lawmaking, Part 2: Mark-up sessions (rebroadcast)
How do congressional committees work? Find out on today's podcast.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3498, Lawmaking, Part 1: Introducing a bill (rebroadcast)
Today we begin a brief series on how laws are made.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3497, Bills and Resolutions (rebroadcast)
Today on the podcast: simple, joint, and concurrent resolutions.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3496, President Pro Tempore (rebroadcast)
Today we learn about the president pro tempore of the Senate and the majority whip of the House.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3495, Senate Leadership (rebroadcast)
Today we learn about the vice president's role in the Senate.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3494, Office of Speaker in England and America (rebroadcast)
Today we contrast the speaker of the House of Commons with that of the House of Representatives.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3493, Leadership in the House vs. the Senate (rebroadcast)
The House and Senate have different leadership structures.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3492, A Powerful Speaker of the House (rebroadcast)
The Speaker of the House is a powerful position.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3491, Influence of Political Parties on Congress (rebroadcast)
Political parties have sway in Congress.

60-Second Civics: Episode 3490, Senate Rules (rebroadcast)
The Senate has rules, too. Learn about some of these on today's podcast.