Federal law (USA)

A federal law (English: Act of Congress) is in the United States , a law passed by both houses of Congress and was adopted after

the President assumed
by the President for ten days (not counting Sundays) was ignored by adoption, while Congress was in session, or
again by Congress after a presidential veto was adopted.

The President announces federal laws that are created by the first two methods. When the law was created by the third method, it is announced by the chairman of the chamber, the draft as a final goodbye. [2]

According to the Constitution is a retired bill valid law if the President does not submit to Congress his objections within the prescribed period. If Congress does not meet at the end of this period, the veto is final and the bill therefore void (so-called “pocket veto”). But when the Congress is in session at the end of the period, the law over the objections of the President with a can two-thirds majority in both chambers are finally adopted.

During the Congress quite far-reaching legislative powers , has federal laws must not violate the Constitution. The Supreme Court has the right to federal laws as unconstitutional and to declare it null and void.

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