Federalist 73 1
Although all legislation originates in Congress, the executive plays an integral role through the veto power.
March 21, 1788
The Provision for the Support of the Executive, and the Veto Power
The third ingredient towards constituting the vigor of the executive authority is an adequate provision for its support. It is evident that without proper attention to this article, the separation of the executive from the legislative department would be merely nominal and nugatory. The legislature, with a discretionary power over the salary and emoluments of the Chief Magistrate, could render him as obsequious to their will as they might think proper to make him. They might, in most cases, either reduce ...