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Presidential Signing Statements

Short documents that the President of the United States may issue when signing a bill into law. Presidents can use these documents for just about any purpose they choose -- to describe a bill, to explain the bill's purpose, to praise the bill's sponsors, or to interpret particular provisions of the bill.

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