Skip to comments.Vanity - If the tax bill is not signed by Midnight tonight, will it be "pocket vetoed"?
Posted on 01/02/2013 8:10:07 AM PST by Perdogg
If the tax bill is not signed by Midnight tonight, will it be "pocket vetoed"? The old Congress expires in 13 hours, right?
Not to Worry! 0bama may be in Hawaii, but the 0bama autopen is still in the Whitehouse. ;-)
Heaven forbid he sticks around to actually do something he has to do....
Honestly, if the house hasn't been willing to say "if the Senate won't execute its constitutional responsibility to pass a budget, we won't authorize funds to run the government" for four years now, when do you think they will ever grow a spine?
Lame duck Congresses and lame duck presidents have still managed to do damage.
>Who would challenge the legitimacy of the law on the technicality?
Someone who would have to pay higher taxes.
That’s not how a pocket veto works. A bill is only “pocket vetoed” if it is not signed within ten days of being passed by Congress AND Congress is not in session after the tenth day. Simply failing to sign legislation before Congress adjourns does not mean that the legislation is “pocket vetoed.”
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