Overriding the veto 

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  • Overriding the veto
    • The veto is a power vested in the president in Article II, in which he may return an article to Congress unsigned.
    • Congress can override the veto by a 2/3rds majority vote in both houses
    • Presedential veto
      • 'Pocket veto'
      • Presidents use the threat of a veto as a bargaining tool with Congress.
      • Presidents have to veto the whole bill.
        • Clinton - 'line-item veto'
      • The president needs only 34 supporters in the senate to win.
    • Overriding the veto
      • Clinton used his veto 29 times and was overridden twice
        • Ford used his veto 48 times and was overridden 12 times.
      • Congress don't have to override the veto they can just amend the bill from the suggestions given in the veto from the president.
      • The most likely option for Congress s to allow the veto to pass as it would be unable to reach the 2/3rds majority.
        • Of the 1,497 veto's passed by the presidents only 110 have been overridden by Congress.
    • It is a part of the checks and balances system of the gov.


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