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


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


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.


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.


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


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

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