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


  • 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

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