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What powers are vested in the Executive Branch? Show more Show less
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The president holds both expressed powers, granted explicitly by the Constitution, and implied powers, which are not expressly stated but have been accepted as necessary to successfully defend the Constitution.

Legislative Powers (Article II, Section 3) Show more Show less

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Veto congressional legislation

The president may exercise his power to refuse approval or resolution of bills passed by Congress, but the branch's veto may be overturned by a 2/3's vote in both the Senate and House.

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According to article 1 of the Constitution "Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States: If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a Law."[1]

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Rejecting the premises


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