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pocket veto

The implied veto of a bill by the President of the United States or by a state governor or other executive who simply holds the bill without signing it until the legislature has adjourned. For example, The President used the pocket veto to kill the crime bill. This expression dates from the 1830s and alludes to putting the unsigned bill inside one's pocket.
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Indeed, the only reason for its existence is to try and retrieve a more expansive pocket veto from the dustbin of the 1970s.
GNP Chairman Choe Byung Yul launched a hunger strike last week to protest the presidential veto of the bill, which was overwhelmingly passed at parliament.
Morgan recommends that contemporary politicians read Madison's veto messages.
Mr Mallon warned that it was the Good Friday institutions and the mainstream parties which support them which suffered as a result of such vetos, and promised he would not use his in the same way.
Using the example of the 104th Congress's failed regulatory reform proposals, this article imagines how the legislative veto would operate if wielded by today's Congress against rulemaking proposals from today's agencies.
But while presidential aspirant Bob Dole was slamming Clinton as an extremist, New Jersey's Republican governor, Christine Todd Whitman, spoke for many pro-choice people in her party when she publicly supported Clinton's veto.
The White House also has promised to veto any bills restricting the president's major changes to immigration policies, setting up likely showdowns early next year.
If enough votes are not gathered to overthrow the veto, the resignation of cabinet will become a fact," commented Tsacheva.
Executive Veto and Information Strategy: A Structure-Induced Equilibrium Analysis.
The veto champion of the past half-century is Ronald Reagan, who vetoed 78 bills - or, by another measure, Gerald Ford, who vetoed 66 bills in less than a full term.
Nixon not only chose to veto the bill, he doubled-down in his veto message.
Through the example of Ukraine, European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso showed us that the common European sense does not accept the power of the veto, analyzes Ivana Kostovska for Dnevnik, reminding that if the Greek party SYRIZA wins at the elections, it will have the right to veto all of EU's decisions.
Downtown Sofia woke up with increased police presence on Friday morning as parliament is expected to vote on President Rosen Plevnelievas veto on a controversial budget revision.
Romney's veto was defeated by both the Senate and the state's House by two-thirds of the votes needed to do so.
Those countries use their veto right when they perceive their interests are in danger, he added.