pocket veto


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indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it

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Congress, President Calderon on same page on ending pocket veto
A pocket veto, as you know, is essentially putting it in your pocket and not taking any action whatsoever.
President Vicente Fox has made very little use of the pocket veto.
This article will first discuss the basis for the pocket veto and its relationship with the regular veto.
Waiting until the last possible day before a pocket veto would have gone into effect, Republican Gov.
The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application.
A pocket veto can be accomplished if Congress is no longer in session and the President does not sign the bill within the 10-day time limit.
Yet in pocket vetoing the bill, he also did something that, under the terms of the pocket veto power described in the Constitution, is impossible: he returned the pocket vetoed bill to the clerk of the House of Representatives.
The amendments promoted by Calderon include measures proclaiming the right to food (SourceMex, May 11, 2011) and the elimination of the pocket veto (SourceMex, Aug.
A pocket veto can occur when the Legislature approves a bill at the end of a legislative year.
Zavodnyik seems unaware that in regard to colonial Virginia, at least, the requirement of a suspending clause meant that the Privy Council exercised not merely an absolute veto power, but the presumption of a pocket veto unless the Council took the affirmative step of allowing the legislation to take effect.
The term pocket veto comes from politics, where a pocket veto is the indirect rejection of a bill by the president of the United States.
It became law the third time around by virtue of the pocket veto.
Williams opted not to sign the bill, a pocket veto, in anticipation of a future compromise measure to include a "conscience clause," which would exempt religious institutions, District officials said.
What's more, since it is true, as Ackerman shrewdly observes, that the impeachment action of the House occurred during the 105th Congress--which has since gone out of existence--the President may pocket veto the impeachment, even if the Senate votes to convict.