Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 21, 2011, 9:16 a.m. EST by ironboltbruce
from Miami, FL
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According to GovTrack.us, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 ("NDAA") should have been sent to the White House for Bushbama's signature after 14 December 2011:
Yet we can find no listing of the NDAA in the WhiteHouse.gov Pending, Signed or Vetoed Legislation sections as of 9:00am ET 21 December 2011:
As of now, four things could happen:
If the president signs and dates the bill, it becomes law.
If Congress is in session, and the president does not sign the bill within 10 days of receiving it, the bill becomes law without his signature.
The president may "veto" the entire bill. The bill goes back to Congress for a second vote, in which it must get a two-thirds majority of votes in each chamber in order to become law.
If Congress adjourns within 10 days of giving the bill to the president, and he does not sign it, the bill dies. This is called a "pocket veto."
So the 64-dollar question is...
WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE NDAA?