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If a bill passes both houses by a 2/3 majority the first time around, does it still go to the President's desk? If so, can he still veto it, forcing it to pass through both houses again at 2/3rds? Or would a bill that passed both houses the first time by 2/3rd or more become law immediately, without going to the President's desk, even ceremonially?
When we're talking about 50% and 2/3rds majority, is that ALL the members of Congress, or just the ones who are present when the voting is done? For example, if it wasn't a very controversial bill and only 20 senators were on the floor that day, could it be passed by a vote of merely 11? Same question for the house.
The word veto does not appear in the United States Constitution, but Article I requires every bill, order, resolution, or other act of legislation by the Congress of the United States to be presented to the President of the United States for his approval.
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