Fry's First Veto
President Fry has been in office for ten weeks. His party, the Tastycratic Party,is in the majority. He has been having frequent meetings with his Cabinet and his First Lady, Leela. The House of Representatives writes a bill funding medical research. The Senate writes a similar version a few days later. Because Fry nearly lost his life by being impaled on a space bee stinger, he threatens to veto the bill if it should pass the Senate with an amendment funding space bee research. The bill passes the House with a majority insufficient to override Mr. Fry's veto; it contains the objectionable amendment. The bill makes it to the Senate. After four days of debate, the Senators vote to invoke cloture. The bill passes by 65%. It reaches the President's desk. Fry delivers on his promise and vetoes the bill. He sends it back to the House of Representatives shortly after receiving it. He sends a written statement of objections; one of these is that the President would prefer not to spend money on a potential suicide mission. This shows that Fry is determined to stand up to an intransigent minority.
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