Based on his title alone, the President may have the most individual power, but one could argue that when it comes to law making and general control over the direction of the county, the Speaker of The House, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve have more influential power than the President of the United States. There are a few reasons that the President has limited legislative power. One of these reasons is the simple fact that even if the President signs a specific bill into law, the Supreme Court still has the power and authority to eradicate the law by deeming it unconstitutional (Trethan). This leads many to believe that the Chief Justice has as much, if not more, power than the President since the Chief Justice is normally the deciding vote on any controversial decision. Another way the Presidents’ power is limited is that Congress has the ability to overturn a President’s veto of a particular bill by a two-thirds majority vote of both House and Senate members (Trethan).
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