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Latin for "I forbid"; is the power to unilaterally stop an official action, especially the enactment of legislation.

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Could a fast-track migration to NATO-2.0 be a solution to Turkey's veto for Finland and Sweden? [closed]

As you likely know Finland and Sweden have recently applied for NATO membership, in order to be protected from Russia in case they get attacked like Ukraine. But Turkey has announced that they will ...
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Can the US President veto a repeal?

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 ...
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Can the President sign a Bill after it has been Pocket Vetoed?

During the recently-ended 116th Congress, H.R. 6192 was approved by the Senate on Dec. 17th, 2020, and presented to the President on Dec. 24th. The 116th Congress adjourned for good on Jan. 3, 2021 ...
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Which recent presidents (since Carter) has vetoed an NDAA before?

I saw this post on Twitter. Reagan, Carter, Bush, and Obama all vetoed the NDAA. Each time, the veto was upheld and/or the bill was revised to respond to their objections. Is it true that these ...
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What happens if there's a veto on the European Union budget?

Recently Hungary and Poland vetoed (or formally just threaten to use a veto) on the EU budget (see for example here). What happens in 2021 if there's no accepted budget? The referred article mentions ...
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How many pieces of US legislation passed with a supermajority in both houses of Congress without being vetoed

To override a U.S. presidential veto requires a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of Congress. According to this Wikipedia page, this has happened 111 times. What I'm having trouble finding is: ...
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Can the permanent members of the UN Security Council also veto UN General Assembly resolutions?

I have always thought that the five permanent members of the UN Security Council can veto any UN resolution. Reading the UN Charter more carefully, the veto power seems to be restricted only to UN ...
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Have the US and Russia (or USSR before it) co-vetoed a UN resolution before today?

In an interesting development today regarding the latest Turkish operation in northern Syria. The U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement on Turkey's counterterrorism operation in Syria ...
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Why did 1 US state introduce the line-item veto between 1984 and 2008?

On January 25, 1984 Ronald Reagan said Some 43 of our 50 States grant their Governors the right to veto individual items in appropriation bills without having to veto the entire bill. In 2008, 44 ...
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Can the UN General Assembly vote to remove veto rights from the big 5 in the UN Security Council?

I wonder if there is any way for any of the United Nations different parts to vote to remove the veto right from being used in the UN Security Council.
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Was any UN Security Council vote triple-vetoed?

It's reasonably well known that some UN Security Council resolutions were vetoed by two permanent members. Recent examples include Russia and China jointly vetoing resolutions on Syria and on ...
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Which country benefited the most from UN Security Council vetoes?

By benefited I mean avoided any sort of a negative decisions that could have been made by the UN Security Council if a big power didn't use the veto, such as being condemned, criticized, sanctioned, ...
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Why is the President allowed to veto a cancellation of emergency powers?

This seems like a major bug in checks and balances, since it requires 2/3 majority in both chambers to override the veto. Doesn't this give the President power to do anything they wish, as long as ...
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What happens if the border wall resolution veto is not overridden by Congress?

After the veto, if Congress does not overturn, what are the options to prevent the national emergency declaration from moving forward?
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How do vetoes affect re-votes in US Congress?

I would think that a president challenging the will of congress would cause congress to vote differently out of principle but am curious if this is true. Throughout history, what is the percentage ...
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Can the US states veto Congress legislation?

As said in the title: Can the US states veto laws approved by the Congress? For instance, the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 while it gave 90% of the funding from a Highway Trust Fund, however, ...
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Can Congress end the government shutdown without the President's agreement? [duplicate]

Negotiations over the current US government shutdown have, as far as I've heard, mainly been between the President and Congressional Democrats. So far, Republicans in Congress seem to be siding with ...
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How many Republicans from non-Democratic states would have to side with Democrats to override Trump’s veto?

I'm just curious how hard an override of the veto to restart the goverment is? Let's say the goverment shutdown keeps going, grows less popular, and neither Trump nor the Democrats are willing to ...
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Can't congress override Trump's assumed veto of the temporary spending bill?

The senate unanimously passed a spending bill a few days ago to keep the government funded until mid-February. Trump stated that he will veto it because it doesn't include funding for a wall. There is ...
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How can I access veto messages?

On senate.gov, there is a list of vetoes made by President Hoover: For each veto, there is a reference to the veto message made. For example, on H.R. 12445, it says: Vetoed July 11, 1932. The veto ...
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When did Britain last veto or threaten to veto legislation in British Overseas Territories?

The British Foreign Secretary has declined to veto the repeal of gay marriage in Bermuda, part of the British Overseas Territories. When did Britain last veto, or threaten to veto, legislation in ...
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Limits of Congress’ override authority

With regards to the annual budget for the U.S. government. If congress approved a budget that was then vetoed by the president, could congress use its override authority to approve the budget and ...
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Why have US Presidents not been given the power of line item vetoes?

I have often wondered why there are so many bills that are massive and incredibly complex passed through the Legislative branch. Why are bills stacked together and mashed up with a variety sections ...
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Did a a US law ever come into force through the 10-day rule?

According to Article 1, Section 7 of the US Constitution: If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same ...
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Why didn't Trump veto H.R. 3364 since he considers it "significantly flawed" with "clearly unconstitutional provisions"?

Earlier today U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law H.R. 3364, the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act." Among other things, this law is known for enforcing additional ...
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How long can a vetoed bill sit before congress can no longer use a supermajority to pass it?

In the constitution a supermajority can override a presidential veto. Is there a set time past the motion to veto that congress has to readdress the bill to potentially decide to use a supermajority? ...
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What is the point of the UN Security council if permanent members have veto power?

It basically makes the UN a paper tiger since getting all of them to agree on something important is impossible. For example if you consider the Russian annexation of the Crimea wrong good luck with ...
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When is a 60% majority required in US Congress?

I wonder when a 60% majority is required in the US Senate. As I write this I see in the news that Obamacare can be "repealed and replaced" with only a 50% majority because it is in a "reconciliation ...
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Why do the veto power and executive orders combined not make the US President a monarch?

As I understand it, the President has veto power and can overturn any federal law after it has passed Congress. The recent travel ban tells me that the President can use Executive Orders to make ...
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Can US ban China from the islands?

Beijing should be denied access to islands it has built in the disputed South China Sea, according to Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. He did not elaborate on how exactly ...
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The US Congress has passed a restoration of sanctions on Iran; can the President veto it?

The US senate has passed (99 to 0) an extension of the sanctions against Iran. President Obama could veto the bill before it becomes law. The veto can be overridden. What then? What tools does ...
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Can an incoming U.S. President veto a bill passed during the lame-duck session?

The period between a U.S. president and Congress being elected in November of an election year, and the start of their terms the following January, is known as the lame-duck session. If a bill is ...
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Taiwan and the United Nations

Do each of the permanent members of the UN Security Council have veto power over new membership applications? If so, Doesn't China's veto power mean that it would most certainly veto any membership ...
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Do the G5 countries have veto right in the UNODC?

I cannot find good sources online. Am i looking wrong?
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Is there any possibility that UN could deprive the Russian Federation of the veto power?

Is there any possibility that UN could deprive the Russian Federation of the veto power? Because of what happened at one of the last UN sessions, I think that Russia was misusing its veto right (and ...
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Did George W. Bush try to alter the power of the presidency by using a theory that had never been implemented? [closed]

I have heard that George W. Bush tried to alter the power of the presidency by using a theory that had never been implemented. The person who told me this fact added that this theory violates checks ...
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In the U.S., is the presidential veto a negative construct?

In the U.S., is the presidential veto a negative construct? As I see it, it seems to me that that veto is a pure check on Congress, as it does not force Congress to do anything, or, at best, (can) ...
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Why don't British kings and queens veto laws? [duplicate]

I've learned from Wikipedia that the British king or queen has the right to veto laws, but they don't use the right. Why is that? Is it because of tradition, respect for democracy, some regulations or ...
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