Who writes our law?

Who actually writes the bills that the memebers of congress sponsor and vote for? This is no simple question and the answer involves many different sorts of people.

When do bills get a number?

“America’s Healthy Future Act” has no number and Baucus’s office says that it will not receive a number until it goes to the Senate Floor. HR 676 has never gone to the House floor, yet it has a number. Why is this?