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Similarities Between President And Congress

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The President and Congress work with each other to pass laws. While Congress is in charge of drafting and voting on bills the President is the one who signs the bill making it a law. The Executive and Legislative branch both have checks and balances over each other. But three important tools that the President uses when dealing with the legislative branch are vetoes, executive orders, and the President’s ability to persuade not only legislatures but also citizens. Vetoes, a formal tool, are used by the President to stop any legislation they don’t want passed. It is true that Congress can overturn a veto but it is extremely difficult as you need more than a simple majority. It’s so difficult for Congress to overturn a veto that even just a threat of a veto from the President usually kills a bill. Vetoes are less likely to occur when there is a unified government, and more likely to occur when the government is divided. So the veto allows the President to allow more bills to become laws when their party has a majority in the legislative branch. It also allows the President to slow down the amount of laws being put into place when the President’s party is the minority in the legislative branch. The veto is a really…show more content…
Executive orders change government policy without the need of congressional consent. The President is able to order the executive branches and these orders are law. Congress can object to executive orders by implementing a law that would overturn the executive order, but the president would veto that bill and the legislative branch would again need a super majority to overturn the veto. The president would still need to get consent from the legislative branch if any of the executive orders require funds. But if funds are not required executive orders allow the president to order the executive branches quickly because they wouldn’t have to wait for the legislative branch to vote on
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