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How do you override a presidential veto?

override of a veto - The process by which each chamber of Congress votes on a bill vetoed by the President. To pass a bill over the president's objections requires a two-thirds vote in each Chamber. Historically, Congress has overridden fewer than ten percent of all presidential vetoes.

Similarly, it is asked, what is needed to override a presidential veto?

By threatening a veto, the President can persuade legislators to alter the content of the bill to be more acceptable to the President. Congress can override a veto by passing the act by a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate. (Usually an act is passed with a simple majority.)

How many votes are needed to override a presidential veto?

Congress can override a veto by passing the act by a two-thirds vote in both the House and the Senate. (Usually an act is passed with a simple majority.) This check prevents the President from blocking an act when significant support for it exists.

Is it difficult to override a presidential veto?

Every bill passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate must be presented to the president before it becomes a law. If Congress has adjourned, the bill is vetoed (called a pocket veto). Congress can override a veto by voting on the bill again and passing it with a 2/3 majority in both houses of Congess.
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