Under Article 1 Section 7 of the US Constitution, the President has the authority to veto any piece of legislation passed by Congress (and Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority in both Chambers). However, I am not to sure if this gives the President the power to veto repeals, but Clause 3 says that any resolution, motion, order, etc. that requires both the Senate and House to concur together needs the approval of the President, therefore any repeal of a law will also need the President's approval.

Is this the case?

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    A repeal is not any different in nature than any other kind of law.
    – JoelFan
    Jan 29, 2021 at 7:05

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The way that a law is repealed is by passing another law to repeal it. As with any other bill, a bill to repeal another law can be vetoed by the President, and this veto can be overridden by Congress in the usual way.

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    "The way that a law is repealed is by passing another law to repeal it." Is that actually how it works? Can you give an example? Jan 28, 2021 at 21:27
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    It's hard to find an example of a law that simply repeals another law and does nothing else. One example I have found that repeals and does other things is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and you can see that Section 101 repeals two other Acts.
    – Joe C
    Jan 28, 2021 at 21:36
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