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he can sign it and make it a law or he can veto it(reject)

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Q: What can the president do if congress passes a law?
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What the congress does when it passes a law after the president has vetoed it?

Override a veto

What happens to a law if the congress passes it?

If both houses of congress pass it, it goes to the president. If and when he signs it, it becomes law.

What happens if congress passes a law that is not necessary and proper?

The president will veto it

How does a bill usually become a law after Congress passes it?

the president sings it.

Can the congress veto a law that the president passes?

If both houses of congress vote by 2/3 to override a presidential veto, it automatically becomes law despite the President's veto.

What laws does the congress make in the US?

The U.S. Congress passes bills that become Federal Laws when the U.S. President signs them (although there are cases in which Congress can make a bill into a law without the President's approval), and each state Congress passes bills that become state laws when the Governor of the state signs them.

If the congress passes a law that the president does not wish to sign how many days does he have to return it?

10 days

If Any change congress makes in the president's salary cannot apply to the person who is president when the law is passes why do you think the constitution has this rule?

Congress must set its own pay.

Consider the following sequence of events: Congress passes a law The President vetoes it Congress overrides the veto The law is appealed to the Supreme Court, which rules it unconstitutional What?

checks and balances

When Congress passes a law is that an example of checks and balances?

Since the Constitution places the power and responsibility for passage of legislation with the Congress, passing a law is more an example of the basic function of the legislative branch than an example of checks and balances. However, it could become an example of checks and balances if Congress passes a law, the President vetoes it, and Congress then overrides the President's veto as provided in the Constitution.

Who can veto a bill which congress passes?

"general assembly" is a term usually applied to a state legislature. The Governor of most states, if not all, has veto power.

Does the president or vice president ever vote on laws before they have been passes by congress?

No, the president and vice president do not vote on laws before they are passed by Congress. The legislative branch, which includes Congress, is responsible for drafting, debating, and voting on proposed legislation. The president's role is to either sign bills into law or veto them, while the vice president's role is to preside over the Senate and only vote in the event of a tie.