overriding a veto: Action by both the House and the Senate is required to override a presidential veto. A 2/3 majority vote of the Members present is required. both houses may override a veto by prez ANYTIME during the Congress in which the veto is issued. should both houses vote to override, the bill becomes law. all congresspeople know this fact about vetoes.
Presidential Appointments That Do Not Require Senate Approval
Representative Lamar Smith from Texas has introduced a bill that would remove the peer-review requirement from National Science Foundation grants. This bill is called the “High Quality Research Act of 2013” and it is incredibly inappropriately named. President Obama has vowed to protect scientific integrity, but this issue should not have to come down to a presidential veto.
Analyzing Andrew Jackson in Political Cartoons Worksheets
This excellent Common Core-aligned primary source analysis activity features 5 political cartoons related to Andrew Jackson. Each deals with a different aspect of Jackson's presidency: The Spoils System, the Tariff of Abominations, The National Bank, The Indian Removal Act, and Jackson's use of the presidential veto. Each cartoon is paired with a set of analysis questions for students to answer. An answer key for this is provided along with blown-up, larger versions of each cartoon.
Please Veto this Mr. President!!!---Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline, Setting Up Fight With Obama---Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to pass the measure, which must be reconciled with a version passed by the House. The Senate vote is also not enough to override a threatened presidential veto.
Bob Casey and Chris Coons Bring Number of Senators Backing Iran Deal to 33 --- President Obama nearly has the 34 votes needed to uphold presidential veto of the congressional resolution disapproving the agreement...
The White House threatened a presidential veto Wednesday of House Republicans legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, calling new requirements in the bill "untenable."