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Presidents and the Legislative Process

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Which of the following may the president do when a bill finally reaches his or her desk?

A

Cross out the lines with which he/she disagrees, and then sign the rest into law

B

If there are several weeks left in a Congressional session, the president can leave it on his desk for 10 days so that it is pocket vetoed.

C

If there are fewer than ten days left of Congressional session, he may leave it on his desk for all of those days so it automatically becomes a law.

D

Only adjust budget-related items before signing the bill into law

E

Veto it and return it to Congress with an explanation of the veto.