What Are the Types of Vetoes?


Quick Answer

There are three types of are vetoes exercised in U.S. government: the regular veto, the pocket veto and the line item veto. The U.S. Constitution grants the president the authority to use the regular and pocket vetoes.

Continue Reading
Related Videos

Full Answer

A regular veto involves the president returning legislation to the originating chamber of Congress unsigned within 10 days of having received it. Congress can override this type of veto with a two-thirds vote of both of its houses.

A pocket veto cannot be overridden. It takes place when Congress adjourns during the 10-day period during which the President can return a bill unsigned. By simply not signing the legislation, the pocket veto takes effect.

A line item veto involves vetoing selected items of a piece of legislation while approving the remainder. The U.S. President does not have this authority, but some state constitutions give it to their governors.

Learn more about Law

Related Questions