President Obama has signaled that he would not be opposed to vetoing CISPA, should it come to his desk.
Israeli historian Gershom Gorenberg writes that Israelis should be celebrating the U.N. vote—not vetoing it.
And, while he was vetoing marriage equality, it turns out that he was carrying on with his housekeeper!
One moment he was dissing Obama for vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The President may cause a bill to fail by neither signing nor vetoing it during the last ten days of a session.
Washington was sorely perplexed by the controversy and was on the point of vetoing the Bank Bill.
The right of permitting or vetoing an interpellation rests with the chamber.
President Taft's action in vetoing the tariff bills was denounced, and an immediate, downward revision was demanded.
Andrew Johnson was the first President to use it freely, vetoing as many acts as were vetoed by the first eight Presidents.
A unique feature was the provision that the burgesses had the power of vetoing any objectionable acts of the company.
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.)