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Presidential veto on JASTA, a law passed by US Congress aimed at targeting sovereign states,' a statement of Foreign Office spokesman said here.
In the Senate, members voted 97-1 against the presidential veto.
Currently while we do not have two-thirds to override a presidential veto, the vote accomplished many critically important objectives.
Coloma was reacting to reports that some lawmakers are thinking of overriding the presidential veto on the proposed bill increasing the pension of retired SSS members.
I appeal to the House leadership and my colleagues to continue working for the passage of the proposed tax cuts because Congress has the power to override a presidential veto.
However, the latest bill has the support of a more than two-thirds majority in Congress, meaning lawmakers could easily override a presidential veto.
The bill sponsored by Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, passed the House 261 to 159, failing to reach the 290 votes necessary to overturn a presidential veto.
Previously, this disapproval was expected to pass the Senate and face a presidential veto that would have resulted in several more weeks of debate amongst lawmakers.
A Republican bill has been tabled that calls for the deal to be scrapped and Republican majorities in the House and Senate are expected to back the bill, which would force US President Barack Obama to use his presidential veto on the rejectionist bill.
Congress can send whatever it wants to the White House, but, barring a surprise move from Iran or a sudden change of heart among Senate Democrats, they won't be able to overturn a presidential veto.
Not a single senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives has yet said he will vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, leading the Democratic leadership to feel they can stop the House from overriding a presidential veto.
Supporters want the bill passed free of controversial add-ons they claim could scuttle negotiations with Tehran, draw a presidential veto or leave lawmakers with no say on a national security threat.

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