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Committee Veto / Congressional Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Committee Veto / Congressional Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Committee Veto / Congressional Veto A requirement added to report language directing that certain policy directives by an executive department or agency be reviewed by certain congressional committees before they are implemented. Under common practice, the government department or agency and the committee involved are […]

Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Veto A veto is the disapproval by the president of a bill or joint resolution passed by Congress (other than a joint resolution proposing a constitutional amendment). After both chambers of Congress have passed a bill, it is enrolled, then is sent to the president […]

Override a Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Override a Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Override a Veto If the president disapproves a bill and sends it back to Congress with his objections, Congress may try to override his veto and enact the bill into law. Neither chamber is required to attempt to override a veto. The override of a […]

Presidential Signature / Presidential Signing Statements (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Presidential Signature / Presidential Signing Statements (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Presidential Signature / Presidential Signing Statements A proposed law passed by Congress must be presented to the president, who then has 10 days to approve or disapprove it (Article. I. Section. 7.). The president signs bills he supports, making them law. He vetoes a bill […]

Pocket Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Pocket Veto (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Pocket Veto The act of the president in withholding his approval of a bill after Congress has adjourned. When Congress is in session, a bill becomes law without the president’s signature if he does not act upon it within 10 days, excluding Sundays, from the […]

The President’s Role in the Passage of Legislation

The President’s Role in the Passage of Legislation

In order for any piece of legislation to be passed, both chambers of Congress must first pass legislation that is completely identical. If there are any changes made to the proposed legislation in either chamber, those changes must be reconciled before a final version can be passed and presented to the President for approval. One […]