HR6166... a POCKET VETO by default.?
The following rule applies, Congress Adjourned (09/29/06) before the 10 days. So they will need to have a do over. Now is the time to call, write, email...all of the above to stop this!!!
The President - the bill is sent to the President for review.
1. A bill becomes law if signed by the President or if not signed within 10 days and Congress is in session.
2. If Congress adjourns before the 10 days and the President has not signed the bill then it does not become law ("Pocket Veto.")
3. If the President vetoes the bill it is sent back to Congress with a note listing his/her reasons. The chamber that originated the legislation can attempt to override the veto by a vote of two-thirds of those present. If the veto of the bill is overridden in both chambers then it becomes law.
my footnote: So the question is, does this mean the incoming congress holds the pocket veto? or does the current congress need to re-adjourn. We need to immediately look into this