US election: How much power does the US president have? The gray areas of power The Constitution and decisions by the Supreme Court do not entirely define how much power the president has. One quirk known as the "pocket veto" allows the president to simply tuck a bill sent to them by Congress away "into a pocket," thereby keeping it from taking effect. Congress cannot override this second type of veto. This trick has been used over 1,000 times. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States — live updates
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What do you say to someone who says, “Why are we talking about H.R. 1 right now when so many other crises need addressing — the pandemic, the economic downturn?”Obviously we respect the priority of pandemic relief and dealing with the economic crisis that families are facing across the country. The Congress is firmly committed to partnering with the incoming administration to address those crises, no question. But I think at the same time, people have anxiety about the strength of the democracy at this point. And particularly coming off this attack on the Capitol, the citadel of liberty and democracy in our country, people want to see us taking action to strengthen the democracy. I think that is a very natural additional thing we can do in this moment to give people confidence and hope. … [Read more...] about Democrats Have a Plan to Start Rebuilding American Democracy. Can They Get It Done?
In addition to Van Duyne, Moore, Meijer and Valadao, the signers of the olive branch letter to Biden were GOP Reps. Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma, Jerry Carl of Alabama, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Scott Franklin of Florida, Andrew Garbarino of New York, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico, Ashley Hinson of Iowa, Young Kim of California, Nicole Malliotakis of New York, Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, Jay Obernolte of California and Burgess Owens of Utah. … [Read more...] about House GOP freshmen offer to work with Biden: ‘Americans are tired of the partisan gridlock’