Presidential Veto Power and Other Powers

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The Presidential Veto D. Jason Berggren University of Georgia Spring 2008
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Regular Package Veto Power After receiving bill from Congress: President can Sign bill in 10 days--becomes law (Sundays excluded) No presidential signature in 10 days--bill becomes law but Presidents can “forbid” legislation they disagree with or that they find as “unconstitutional” mere threat of veto can alter bill to president’s liking regular package veto : returns full bill with his objections within 10 days to legislative chamber of bill’s origin (thus, also known as a “return veto”)
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Qualified Veto Power Congressional Power--2/3’s Override of members present in each chamber chamber of origin votes to override first then second chamber if override fails in chamber of origin, bill dies, President’s position wins if override fails, Congress may reintroduce with new legislation if override successful in both, Congress’ position wins
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