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Executive Orders 5

US Congress

Executive orders can be nullified by Congress but only with difficulty.  Congress could adopt a law to overturn an executive order, but that law could be vetoed by the President. Congress could then seek to overturn the veto with two-thirds majority votes in the House and the Senate, as required by the Constitution.  Historically, Congress has overridden only ten percent of all presidential vetoes. Congress can use another option:  it can prevent funds from being used to implement an executive order.

Excepted from Trust and The Presidency, Part 5 of 7.

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