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The mere threat of a presidential veto has become an effective check on the legislative branch because


it is very difficult to override a presidential veto


Congress does not want to be combative and will concede to the president's desires


conference committees are ineffective in resolving the differences between the president and Congress's versions of a bill


the public usually supports the president and Congress doesn't want to go against the public


Congress might lose PAC donations if they fight the president's policy goals

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