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U.S. Congressional Publications & Legislative Process

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