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Yes. Among the power of the president, Article 2, Section 3 states that the president ". . .may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them . . ."


In his Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, Justice Joseph Story explained "extraordinary occasions" as including the need "to repel foreign aggressions, depredations, and direct hostilities; to provide adequate means to mitigate, or overcome unexpected calamities; to suppress insurrections; and to provide for innumerable other important exigencies, arising out of the intercourse and revolutions among nations."

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Yes it is true that the president can call congress into a special session.

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yes he can convince them because he is the president

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Yes, the President of the US has the power to call the Congress into special session.

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Where do the two houses of Congress convene?

At any action calling for a "joint session" of Congress. Such an example would be The President's State of The Union" address, or for a declaration of war, or some other momentous occasion requiring the presence of both legislative houses to convene jointly.


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sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, convene or adjorn congress, and pardons


When can the president convene the National Security Council?

The president can convene the National Security council at any time.


Which official might call for a special session of congress?

The President of the United States has the authority to call for a special session of Congress. This may be done to address urgent matters or to convene lawmakers outside of their regular schedule.


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September 5, 1774


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The Congress decided to convene a session to revise the Articles of Confederation in the Philidelhlpia State House or now called Independence Hall, Philidelphia, Pennslylvanaia.


The President can call a session of Congress at which time both the House and Senate meet together?

The President does not have the power to call a joint session of Congress. However, the President does have the authority to request a joint session, where both the House and Senate convene. Joint sessions are typically called for important events, such as the State of the Union address.


What is a resolution of Congress that has the force of law?

A joint resolution of Congress has the force of law if signed by the president. This can be passed by a simple majority in both houses.


Where did the continental congress convene?

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What power does the president have that carries the force of law and assists the force of law and assist the president in enforcing laws passed by congress?

Veto