After legislation passes both Houses of Congress in the same form, the Constitution provides that it be “presented” to the President for his signature. The process of preparing the bill, known as “enrollment,” ensures that the version given to the President for signing is the true and correct representation of the legislation passed by Congress. Upon presentment, the President may either sign the bill, enacting it into law, or refuse to sign it, vetoing the legislation.
Basic Training — The Final Steps: Enrolling, Enactment, and Vetoes
November 14, 2011