His Majesty, the President

posted by
May 15, 2011
Future of Freedom Foundation
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"A presidential veto is a power vested in the executive branch of government by the U.S. Constitution (Article I, section 7) through which the president can prevent the enactment of congressional legislation. When a bill passes both houses of Congress, it arrives on the president's desk. He has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to accept the measure by signing it or to return it to Congress with an explanation of its rejection. Mere failure to sign is deemed to be approval and the measure becomes law." (05/13/11)


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