Appropriations Limitation for Rules Vetoed by Congress


The Presentation Clauses of the Constitution, Article I, § 7, clauses 2 and 3, require amendments of funding statutes, whether achieved through a legislative disapproval mechanism or otherwise, to be presented to the President in order to have the force of law.

Congress cannot use its power to appropriate money to circumvent general constitutional limitations on its power.

Updated July 9, 2014