signing statement

Definition of "signing statement"
  1. A written declaration by the U.S. President during the enactment of a bill into federal law, stating how the executive branch plans to interpret and potentially enforce the law's components, and sometimes expressing views on the law's constitutionality
How to use "signing statement" in a sentence
  1. The President issued a signing statement clarifying the executive branch's interpretation of the new taxation law.
  2. In his signing statement, the President expressed reservations about the constitutionality of certain provisions in the law.
  3. The signing statement was met with controversy due to its interpretation of the law's enforcement.

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