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If the president vetoes a bill, then Congress can override that vetoe, but the bill must go back to Congress to be approved with a majority vote.

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When will congress most likely defer to the president?

when it wants to

Can the president make any decision he wants?

the president cant make any decision he wants, congress is the one that can. if the president trys to he can get impeached

Does the US president belong to the US Congress?

The US presidents have no legal control over the Conggress; however there are political and practical ways the president can exert influence over Congress. Sometimes,but certainly not always, the majority of the houses of Congress are of the same political party as the president and those members will sometimes go along with what that president wants them to do.

How do you stop an executive order?

Congress can override an executive order by the President if they have a 2/3 majority vote. They can also pass legislation that won't allow funding for whatever the President wants to do. This keeps our government from becoming a dictatorship.

How does the legislature branch control the powers of the president?

The President exists to execute the laws that the legislative branch passes. If the legislative branch chooses not to pass a law that would give the President a power over something he wants, then he does not have that power. If the President does something that is not expresssly forbidden by existing law, Congress can pass a law that does expressly forbid him/her from doing it. If the President wanted a particular type of law passed, like a tax cut, Congress could refuse to do it because only Congress can authorize a tax cut. Also, Congress is the branch that appropriates money to be used by the President to do things. This is called the "power of the purse". If Congress does not give the President the money to do something, then he cannot do it. For example, if the President wanted a one million soldier army at all times but Congress felt that 500,000 soldiers is enough, Congress can control the President's wishes by appropriating only enough money for 500,000 soldiers. The executive branch has the power to do things, but the legislative branch has the power to limit the things he can do.

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What happens when congress vetoes a bill the president wants?

Congress doesn't have the power of veto; the President has the power of veto.

What if the president does not want the law to pass?

Only Congress can pass laws. so if the president want a law passed he must ask Congress to pass it. He usually has some of what is called political capital that he can spend to get Congress to do what he wants, particularly if he belongs to the majority party in Congress.

When Congress passes a law and the President vetoes it can Congress override the veto?

Congress has to pass a law before it goes to the President. The President can veto the law. Congress can then over rule the president with a 2/3rds majority.

The president does not tell congress what he wants?


Does the president tell the congress what he wants?


When will congress most likely defer to the president?

when it wants to

Can the president make any decision he wants?

the president cant make any decision he wants, congress is the one that can. if the president trys to he can get impeached

If the president wants to make a treaty what has to happen?

Congress has to approve it.

What does the President use to inform Congress about the current status of the country?

whenever he wants to! whenever he wants to!

Is congress the group that helps the president run the national government?

Yes, in a way. Congress makes the laws and essentially tells the president how to run the nation. The president is the CEO- his job is to carry out the will of Congress, although he can exert influence on Congress to get them to do what he wants.

Who is more successful in getting the bureaucracy to do what it wants the president or congress?

The federal bureaucracy is under the direction of the President.

What happen if both houses of congress pass a bill and the president does nothing and congress is at recess?

In that situation the bill is considered vetoed and is of no effect. This is called the President's "pocket veto." For a bill to become law the President must do two things. He must sign it and return it to Congress within 10 days of passage. A bill, whether signed by the President or not, cannot be returned to Congress if it is in recess. If Congress recesses before the President signs and returns the bill it cannot be returned; therefore the two requirements for a bill to become law cannot be met. When this happens, if Congress wants the bill passed, Congress will introduce another version of the bill, pass it and send it to the President who would then have to formally veto it or sign and return it.