The Republican-led House failed on Thursday to override President Joe Biden's veto of a resolution that would have prevented retirement funds from being invested in Chinese companies linked to human rights abuses. This marks the first time that President Biden has used his veto power, and it raises the question of whether Congress has the power to override a presidential veto.
A veto occurs when the President refuses to sign a bill passed by Congress. In order for a bill to become law, it must be signed by the President. However, if the President vetoes the bill, Congress can override the veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The Republican-controlled House is preparing to make its first attempt at overriding a veto from President Biden. Reality check: A veto override requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate, which may prove difficult given the current political climate.