Pocket Veto


  1. What do you think pocket veto means?

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The Constitution grants the president 10 days to review a measure passed by the Congress. If the president has not signed the bill after 10 days, it becomes law without his signature. However, if Congress adjourns during the 10-day period, the bill does not become law. Summary of Bills Vetoed, 1789-present


President O'bama, the nation's first Irish president, pocket vetoed the bill granting amnesty to the Keebler Elves by letting it sit on his desk for 10 days without his signature after the Congress had adjourned.


Obama Uses Pocket Veto



  1. What is the difference between a veto and a pocket veto?

  2. Why would the P.O.T.U.S. ever use a pocket veto?

  3. Find an emoji to represent a pocket veto or create a hashtag describing/explaining/summarizing pocket veto?