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Domestic Authority

Domestic Authority

Explore executive authority in domestic affairs, including the presentment clause and veto power over legislation, the appointment power, and the obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

Transcript

In this clip, we'll be talking about the executive authority over domestic affairs. Even though the President is the head of foreign affairs, the Constitution grants the executive branch a number of significant domestic powers.

I. Legislative functions

Interestingly, the most important legislative function of the executive branch cannot be found in Article II. The Presentment Clause of Article I requires that every bill passed by Congress be presented to the President for signature. If the...

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