When doesn't Congress need the President's approval?
Congress does not have to have the President's approval in two situations. The first is when voting on a bill that the President vetoed, and the second is passing a bill that originated in the house and the President does not sign after 10 days.
Actually, presidents do not make the laws. Only congress can make the laws. Presidents will promote or push their priorities and try to encourage congress to turn those priorities into laws. Presidents need to work closely with congress, since no bills will pass unless congress agrees to pass them, no matter how much a president might want something done.
After the Vietnam war the war powers act was passed. Basically it said that if a president wanted to put troops in a war zone he had to have approval of congress. Before this the president didn't need to get approval for a short period of time or a "police action." Vietnam never was a declared war so none of the Vietnam presidents went to congress to put men into Southeast Asia.
No chief executive-no dictator No national courts-no single court to declare result of a trial Congress has the power to declare war-only congress can declare war on another country, the president cannot without the approval of congress Congress has the power to make treaties-congress can choose allies Laws need approval of states-the states can vote whether to ratify a law or not The power of the Government is extremely limited!