34. Who vetoes bills?

  • the President

The president has veto power. This means that the president can reject a bill passed by Congress. If the president vetoes a bill, he prevents it from becoming a law. The president can send the bill back to Congress unsigned. Often he will list reasons why he rejects it. The president has 10 days to evaluate the bill. If the president does not sign the bill after 10 days and Congress is in session, the bill automatically becomes a law. If the president does nothing with the bill and Congress adjourns within the 10-day period, the bill does not become law—this is called a “pocket veto.” If two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate vote to pass the bill again, the bill becomes a law, even though the president did not sign it. This process is called “overriding the president’s veto.” It is not easy to do.

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¿Quién veta los proyectos de ley?

  • el Presidente

من ينقض التشريعات بالفيتو؟

  • الرئيس

誰否決法案?

  • 總統

누가 법안에 거부권을 행사하는가?

  • 대통령

Sino ang nagbebeto sa mga panukalang-batas?

  • ang Pangulo

Ai có quyền phủ quyết các dự luật?

  • Tổng Thống

מי יכול להטיל וטו על הצעות חוק?

  • הנשיא

Кто накладывает вето на законопроекты?

  • Президент

Kush mund ta refuzoje nje propozim ligjor?

  • Presidenti

Ko moze staviti zabranu na prijedloge zakona?

  • Savjetnici predsjednika

چه کسی می تواند لوایح را وتو کند؟

  • رئیس جمهور

Qui met son veto à un projet de loi?

  • Le Président

Leej twg yog tus cheem tsis pub tej ntaub ntawv dhau mus ua kev cai?

  • Tuam Thawj Tswj teb chaws

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

  • The President

The job of the executive branch is to carry out, or execute, federal laws and enforce laws passed by Congress. The head of the executive branch is the president. The president is both the head of state and the head of government. The president’s powers include the ability to sign treaties with other countries and to select ambassadors to represent the United States around the world. The president also sets national policies and proposes laws to Congress. The president names the top leaders of the federal departments. When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president names a new member. However, the Senate has the power to reject the president’s choices. This limit on the power of the president is an example of checks and balances.

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¿Quién está a cargo de la rama ejecutiva?

  • el Presidente

من هو المسؤول عن السلطة التنفيذية؟

  • الرئيس

誰負責行政部門?

  • 總統

행정부를 책임지고 있는 것은 누구인가?

  • 대통령

Sino ang namamahala sa sangay na ehekutibo?

  • ang Pangulo

Ai phụ trách hành pháp?

  • Tổng Thống

מי אחראי על הרשות המבצעת?

  • הנשיא

Кто возглавляет Исполнительную власть?

  • Президент

Kush e drejton degen ekzekutive?

  • Presidenti

Ko je glavni za Izvršno vijeće?

  • Predsjednik

.چه کسی مسئول دستگاه اجرایی کشور است؟

  • رئیس جمهور

Qui est en charge de la branche executive?

  • Le Président

Leej twg yog tus tswj ntawm pawg tswj cai?

  • Tuam Thawj Tswj teb chaws