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U.S. Congressional Publications & Legislative Process: Presidential Action

Information about and by Congress

The President

If passed by both chambers, the bill is transmitted to the President for veto or for signature into law. The President has 10 days to take action. Veto messages are transmitted to Congress and are printed as either House or Senate Documents.

Signing Ceremonies

President Johnson shown signing the Civil Rights bill into law during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, 1964. From American Memory (Library of Congress)

"Document signings--Washington (D.C.)" is a subject term in American Memory.

Sources for Presidential Action

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.