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Anyone can write, draft a bill. But only a member of congress can sponsor the bill. The bill must be sponsored by a member before it can go to the floor for debate.

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Q: Why is it that only a member of congress can porpose and introduce a bill into the congress in either the house of representatives and or the senate?
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