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Congress passes a controversial bill with a Senate vote of 60–40, which the president then vetoes. Ten senators state that they will not seek to override this veto. What recourse does Congress have to check the president's power?

a)using public opinion to make the president rescind the veto

b)none because there is no majority to overturn the veto

c)taking the case to the Supreme Court to decide

d)overriding the veto with the votes it has

is it b?

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  1. No. The Congress needs a 2/3 vote in each house to override the president's veto.

    40/60 = 2/3

  2. what about when it says "Ten senators state that they will not seek to override this veto."

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  3. But 2/3 of the Senate has already passed this bill. Doesn't that make d the answer?

  4. i will do some more research, but you're probably right, much appreciated =)

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  5. :-)

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