Legislative Veto

 In administrative law, a provision that allows a congressional resolution (passed by a majority of congress, but not signed by the President) to nullify a rulemaking or other action taken by an executive agency.  At one time, legislative veto provisions were relatively common, and went along with many congressional delegations of power to administrative agencies (e.g.


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The power of one person or body to prohibit a course of action chosen by another.  In a political context, "veto" usually refers to the power of a chief executive to block or complicate passage of a legislative bill by refusing to sign it into law.


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