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Unformatted text preview: o As a legislator Call Congress into special sessions Report to Congress on the state of the union Submit legislative proposals Approve or veto legislations Sign legislative bills into law Veto & pocket veto bills Ignore a controversial bill Exercise line-item veto 1996 1998 President Clinton only one to have the power now governs have power and presidents do not o As a chief diplomat Represent the U.S. abroad Make and execute a foreign policy that safeguards US national interests Supervise the execution of U.S. international obligations Conduct diplomacy and maintain international relations Coordinate with foreign states and organizations in crises Treaties require Senate approval Executive agreements do not need to be approved by Senate...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course POLS 2304 taught by Professor Li during the Summer '08 term at University of Houston - Downtown.
- Summer '08