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  •  Veto Override would be strong (0+ / 0-)

    If they can 2/3 of both houses to vote to override, I don't see what Bush can do. If they have 2/3 vote in both houses, that is also enough to impeach, and convict.

    Even if Bush's veto were effective, I don't see what prevents congress from passing the same bill again, and then overrding a veto.

    I don't see what Bush gets from this. It appears to me there is a bit of constitutional ambiguity on how a president is supposed to veto a bill when one house is out of session and the other house is in session. Is it impossible for the president to do a veto under these circumstances? Does the president have re-convene the house to issue a veto of a bill originating in the house if the Senate is in session?

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