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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Presidential Powers The Powerto Veto Article 1 Section 7 Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law. Any bill passed by the House and theSenate must be signed by the Presidentprior to it becoming a law. If thePresident chooses not to sign the billit returns to the House with his objectionsto it. If the bill is still approved by 2/3of the House and then 2/3 of Senate thebill then becomes a law despite the Presidential veto. Examples -The Civil Rights Act of 1990 would have amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and strengthened the laws that ban discrimination in employment, but it was vetoed by President H. W. Bush. The Senate then attempted to override the veto, but failed. -The War Powers Resolution limits the President's power tocommit the US to armed conflicts. It was originally vetoed byPresident Nixon, but his veto was overridden by Congress.-George H. W. Bush pocket vetoed the Revenue Reform Act of2000; which would have amended the Revenue Code of 1986.The pocket veto prevented Congress from attempting tooverride the President's veto. Obama should use his vetopower to limit the Republican'spower since they are now themajority in Congress. Translation
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