This Chart Of How Bills Become Law Could Leave You Cross-Eyed

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February 5, 2014 5:31 p.m.

It can take Congress a while to pass a bill, and legislation often takes a variety of paths to get to the president’s desk.

The nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation mapped out the process of how bills in the last five congresses either became law or failed to reach the President’s desk.

Here’s the graph displaying five years’ worth of introduced bills:

Head over to the Sunlight Foundation for an enlarged version and separate graphs for the past five congresses.

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