Congressional Limits on Pocket Veto

Mr. Derrick discussed his proposed legislation to require the president to return a bill to Congress while the Congress was still in… read more

Mr. Derrick discussed his proposed legislation to require the president to return a bill to Congress while the Congress was still in session. This would avoid a pocket veto while the Congress has recessed, but still allow the president to pocket veto legislation at the end of a session, or when Congress has adjourned. A president has three options when he receives legislation from Congress: 1) he can sign the legislation, making it law; 2) he can veto the legislation and send it back to Congress which can overide the veto by a 2/3 vote in both houses; and, 3) he can take no action and, if Congress is not in session, the bill dies. close

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Congressional Limits on Pocket Veto

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11834-1
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First Aired:
Apr 08, 1990 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 09, 1990 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 08, 1990 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1990 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1990 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 1990 | 7:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 1990 | 10:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 1990 | 3:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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