Memorandum of Disapproval of Joint Resolution Setting Date of Meeting of the 85th Congress.
August 08, 1956
ON RECOMMENDATION of the majority and minority leadership of both the Senate and House of Representatives, I am withholding my approval of S. J. Res. 203, fixing the date of meeting of the Eighty-fifth Congress. January 7, 1957, the date fixed in the resolution, is the date prescribed by law for the counting of the electoral votes for President and Vice President. I am informed that the Congress cannot conveniently count those votes on the same day that it assembles.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Memorandum of Disapproval of Joint Resolution Setting Date of Meeting of the 85th Congress. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/233029