“The power of the President to refuse to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevent its enactment into law is the veto. The president has ten days (excluding Sundays) to sign a bill passed by Congress. The veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.”
President Donald Trump holds an executive veto, his first as president, on March 15. Trump vetoed the congressional resolution that blocks his national emergency declaration on the southern border. | Alex Wong/Getty Images
Basically the President have the power to stop laws being made if they don’t suit him or her... unless they meat the presents list of changes.
This is interesting and I guess it stops congress making laws that don’t suit the elected head of state.
Think of it like when you ask your parents if you can have friends over on the weekend. They say NO, Unless you clean your room first!
They have just vetoed your request for friends over buts sent back their list of changes: clean your room.
Bills can be push through the presidents Veto by the house of congress and the senate if they get a 2/3 majority vote. That’s like all 2 out of your 3 siblings demanding your friends come over!
This is fascinating as the house of Congress is made up of both republicans and democrats... so whoever is President will have their own party voting against the veto!