“Truman and Clinton had vetoes to prove where they stood,” says Popkin.
Last, what to do in light of the Security Council vetoes of China and, particularly, Russia?
But if he vetoes it, he will likely lose the support of many Hispanic voters—the people he needs to win the general election.
The Secret Service vets and vetoes any potential hotels or home rentals, even on a summer vacation.
Many Syrians see the vetoes used to block a robust resolution as an excuse for inaction.
The King 'vetoes' the war; then let us hear what the People say!
In July, 1856, he said that he had for eleven years maintained the vetoes of Mr. Polk.
Wat if a corrupt and radikle Congress does override your vetoes, and legislate for these cuss-ridden people?
They desired the freedoms of democracy, but also all the vetoes of democracy.
But if we examine the two vetoes we shall see that his is really much more of a pure veto than mine.
1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid," of unknown origin. Used by Roman tribunes who opposed measures of the Senate or magistrates.
1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
The power of a president or governor to reject a bill proposed by a legislature by refusing to sign it into law. The president or governor actually writes the word veto (Latin for “I forbid”) on the bill and sends it back to the legislature with a statement of his or her objections. The legislature may choose to comply by withdrawing or revising the bill, or it can override the veto and pass the law, by a two-thirds vote in each house.
Note: Originally intended to prevent Congress from passing unconstitutional laws, the veto is now used by the president as a powerful bargaining tool, especially when his objectives conflict with majority sentiment in Congress. (See also checks and balances.)