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Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun

The President and Congress

New laws are first introduced as "bills" in the two bodies of Congress. A bill has to be approved by both the House and the Senate through a series of votes and debates. Once Congress has approved a bill, it is sent to the president, who heads the Executive Branch. The president has several options about what to do with a bill. He may sign it into law, send it back to Congress to be changed, or veto the bill.

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