The Veto Power of the President

Archive Report

Exercise of Veto Power by Retiring Presidents

Threatende Hoover Vetoes of Democratic Measures

Three Measures which hold prominent places on the Democratic program of legislation for the present session of Congress are likely to be vetoed if finally approved by both houses and sent to the President before noon on March 4, 1933. They arc (1) a bill for legalization and taxation of beer, (2) a crop surplus control bill based on Democratic pledges during the 1932 campaign, and (3) the Philippine independence bill now pending in the Senate.1

A beer bill, framed to take effect before the 18th amendment was repealed, would probably be vetoed by the present occupant of the White House on constitutional grounds. A crop surplus control bill and the Philippine independence bill ...

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