List of United States presidential vetoes


List of United States presidential vetoes

The word "veto" does not appear in the United States Constitution, but Article I requires every bill, order, resolution or other act of legislation by the Congress of the United States to be presented to the President of the United States for his approval. When the President is presented the bill, he can either sign it into law, return the bill to the originating house of Congress with his objections to the bill (a veto), or neither sign nor return it to Congress after having been presented the bill for ten days exempting Sundays (if Congress is still in session, the bill becomes a law; otherwise, the bill does not become a law and is considered a pocket veto). The list below contains many of the bills vetoed and pocket vetoed by Presidents.

ummary of vetoes

Vetoes cast

The following is an incomplete list of the dates and bills of each veto for each president:

George Washington

:"Two vetoes."
#April 5, 1792: Vetoed the Apportionment Bill on constitutional grounds. [http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/presidential/veto.html The Papers of George Washington] ]
#February 28, 1797: vetoed "A Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled, "An Act to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States" on the advice of Secretary of War James McHenry.

John Adams

:"No vetoes"

Thomas Jefferson

:"No vetoes"

James Madison

:"Five vetoes, all on constitutional grounds; also two pocket vetoes"
#"An act incorporating the Protestant Episcopal Church in the town of Alexandria in the District of Columbia", vetoed February 21, 1811. The bill provided for the incorporation of an Episcopal church in Alexandria into the District of Columbia. Madison vetoed it on the ground that it violated the Establishment Clause. [ [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=023/llhb023.db&recNum=328 Library of Congress, Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 9th Congress, 2nd Session] ] [http://www.sunnetworks.net/~ggarman/madison.html Sunnetworks.net] ]
#"An act for the relief of Richard Tervin, William Coleman, Edwin Lewis, Samuel Mims, Joseph Wilson, and the Baptist Church at Salem Meeting House, in the Mississippi Territory", vetoed February 28, 1811. The bill granting public lands to a Baptist church in the Mississippi Territory. Madison vetoed it on the ground that it violated the Establishment Clause. [ [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=044/llhb044.db&recNum=102 Library of Congress, Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 11th Congress, 3rd Session] ]
#The Bonus Bill ("An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements, and which sets apart and pledges funds for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less expensive the means and provisions for the common defense"), vetoed March 3, 1817. The bill was sponsored by John C. Calhoun and provided for internal improvements using surplus funds from the Second Bank of the United States. Madison vetoed on constitutional grounds. [ [http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/DETOC/transport/finance.html Virginia.edu] ]

James Monroe

:"One veto"
#The Cumberland Road Bill ("An act for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road"), vetoed May 4, 1822. Monroe wrote in his veto message that " A power to establish turnpikes with gates and tolls, and to enforce the collection of tolls by penalties, implies a power to adopt and execute a complete system of internal improvement," which he believed was unconstitutional. [ [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llhb&fileName=008/llhb008.db&recNum=56 Library of Congress, Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 19th Congress, 2nd Session] ]

John Quincy Adams

:"No vetoes."

Andrew Jackson

:"Five vetoes"
#Maysville Road veto
#Second Bank of the United States Re-Charter
#Act of Congress Overruling Jackson's Specie Circular (pocket veto)

Martin Van Buren


=William Harrison=

:"No vetoes" Note: This is partly due to the fact he was only President for 4 weeks.

John Tyler

:"Six vetoes"
#To incorporate the subscribers to the Fiscal Bank of the United States. Vetoed August 16, 1841.
#Fiscal Corporation Bill. To provide for the better collection, safekeeping, and disbursement of the public revenue, by means of a corporation to be styled the Fiscal Corporation of the United States. Vetoed September 9, 1841.
#To provide revenue from imports, and to change and modify existing laws imposing duties on imports. Vetoed August 9, 1842.
#To extend for a limited period the present laws for laying and collecting duties on imports. Vetoed June 29, 1842.
#Making appropriations for the improvement of certain harbors and rivers. Vetoed June 11, 1844.
#Relating to revenue cutters and steamers. Vetoed February 20, 1845. "Veto Overridden." The Senate overrode the veto on March 3, 1845 by a vote of 41 yeas to 1 nay. The House overrode the veto on March 3, 1845 by a vote of 127 yeas to 30 nays.

James Polk

:"Two vetoes"

Zachary Taylor

:"No vetoes"

Millard Fillmore

:"No vetoes"

Franklin Pierce

James Buchanan

Abraham Lincoln

Andrew Johnson

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Ulysses Grant

Rutherford Hayes

James Garfield

:"No vetoes." Garfield was the last President, so far, to have made no vetoes. He was only President, however, for 6½ months.

Chester Arthur

Grover Cleveland

584 Total Vetoes (414 1st Term, 170 2nd Term)

Grover Cleveland vetoed more bills in his two terms than all other presidents to that date combined. Only Franklin Roosevelt vetoed more bills (as of 2007). Strongly opposed to what he perceived as pork barrel spending, and favoring limited government, he vetoed more than 200 private bills granting pensions to individual Civil War veterans. Reacting to these vetoes, Congress passed a bill that would have granted a pension to any disabled veteran. He vetoed this bill, as well. This is widely perceived to have been a factor in the defeat of his 1888 bid for re-election.

In addition to these, he also vetoed a bill that would have distributed seed grain to drought-stricken farmers in the American west, and bills increasing the monetary supply. He also refused to sign, but did not veto, the Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act.

Benjamin Harrison

Grover Cleveland

William McKinley

Theodore Roosevelt

82 vetoes.

William Taft

Woodrow Wilson

214 vetoes [ [http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/presvetoes17891988.pdf Presidential Vetoes, 1789-1988] ]

Warren Harding

Calvin Coolidge

Hary-Nagan Bill was vetoed because the cost of it was too high (as thought by Coolidge)

Herbert Hoover

*May 11, 1932 - Vetoed a bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 and for other purposes. The House of Representatives sustained the veto.

Franklin Roosevelt

635 vetoes

This is the largest amount of vetoes made in presidential history, but this may have been because of the many new ideas for solutions to the problems caused by the Depression and WWII, which were subsequently vetoed. Or it may be because he was elected to four terms. Grover Cleveland vetoed more bills per term.

Harry Truman

Dwight Eisenhower

John Kennedy

Lyndon Johnson

Richard Nixon

President Nixon vetoed forty-three bills, of which twenty-six were regular vetoes and seventeen were pocket vetoes. Seven were overridden . There were no vetoes in the first session of the Ninety-first Congress.

* October 17 1972 - Veto of the Clean Water Act was overridden by Congress [ [http://www.bookrags.com/Clean_Water_Act Clean Water Act] , via Bookrags.com] (date is enactment date).
*November 7, 1973 - Veto of the War Powers Act of 1973 was overridden in Congress (date is enactment date).
*January 4, 1974 - Pocket-vetoed a bill to provide federal funds for local purchases of buses for mass transportation.
*March 6, 1974 - Vetoed an emergency energy bill

Gerald Ford

Jimmy Carter

* 1977: Vetoed Department of Energy authorization bill.
* 1978: Vetoed bill to reduce federal firefighters' work week.Carter had two vetoes overridden by Congress - the first time since 1952 that Congress controlled by the president's own party had overridden a veto. The first override came June 1980 when Congress overrode Carter's veto of a bill that repealed a $4.62 import fee. Carter vetoed the bill on 5 June. The same day, the House voted 335-34 to override Carter's veto. The Senate followed suit the next day by 68 votes to 10. At the time, the President's party (Democrats) had a 119-seat majority (276-157) in the House and a 17-seat majority (58-41) in the Senate. Carter suffered another override in August 1980 when Congress overrode his veto of a veterans' health care bill by votes of 401-5 in the House and 85-0 in the Senate.

Ronald Reagan

"The vetoes for this President are currently under maintenance."

1. November 231981: Vetoed USBill|97|H.J.RES.|357, Continuing Appropriations for fiscal year 1982. No override attempt made.

2. December 301981: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|4353, To amend the Federal Bankruptcies Act of 1978.This bill was pocket vetoed between sessions of Congress, which is a controversial procedure (see the George H.W. Bush pocket vetoes). H.R. 4353 was presented to the President December 181981. The first session of Congress adjourned sine die on December 161981 pursuant to USBill|97|S.CON.RES.|57. See also [http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/presvetoes17891988.pdf Presidential Vetoes, 1789-1988] page 492.]

3. March 201982: Vetoed USBill|97|S.|1503, Standby Petroleum Allocation Act of 1982. Override attempt failed in Senate, 58-36 (two-thirds|58|36 needed).

4. June 11982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|5118, Southern Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act of 1982. No override attempt made.

5. June 241982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|5922, Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1982. Override attempt failed in House, 253-151 (two-thirds|253|151 needed).

6. June 251982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|6682, Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1982. Override attempt failed in House, 242-169 (two-thirds|242|169 needed).

7. July 81982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|6198, A bill to amend the manufacturing clause of the copyright law. Overridden by House, 324-86 (two-thirds|324|86 needed). Overridden by Senate, 84-9 (two-thirds|84|9 needed), and enacted as USPL|97|215 over President's veto.

8. August 281982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|6863, Supplemental Appopriations Act, 1982. Overridden by House, 301-117 (two-thirds|301|117 needed). Overridden by Senate, 60-30 (two-thirds|60|30 needed), and enacted as USPL|97|257 over President's veto.

9. October 151982: Vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|1371, A bill to amend section 12 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978. No override attempt made.

10. October 221982: Vetoed USBill|97|S.|2577, Environmental Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1983. No override attempt made.

11. January 31983: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|S.|2623, A bill to amend and extend the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978, and for other purposes.

12. January 41983: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|5858, A bill for the relief of Mocatta & Goldsmid, Ltd., Sharps, Pixley & Co., Ltd., and Primary Metal and Mineral Corp (private bill).

13. January 141983: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|3963, A bill to amend the Contract Services for Drug Dependent Federal Offenders Act of 1978.

14. January 141983: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|9, Florida Wilderness Act of 1982.H.R. 9, H.R. 3963, and H.R. 7336 were presented to the President January 31983; H.R. 5858 was presented to the President December 231982; S. 2623 was presented December 221982. USBill|97|H.CON.RES.|438 provided for the adjournment sine die of the House on December 20 or December 211982, and for the Senate at any time before January 31983.]

15. January 141983: Pocket vetoed USBill|97|H.R.|7336, A bill to make certain technical amendments to improve implementation of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981.

George H. W. Bush

1. June 13, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|2, Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989. Override attempt failed in House, 247-178 (two-thirds|247|178 needed).

2. July 31, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|S.J.RES.|113, Prohibiting the export of technology, defense articles, and defense services to codevelop or coproduce the FS-X aircraft with Japan. Override attempt failed in Senate, 66-34 (two-thirds|66|34 needed).

-. August 16, 1989: Disputed pocket veto of USBill|101|H.J.RES.|390, Waiving certain enrollment requirements with respect to the bill USBill|101|H.R.|1278.

3. October 21, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|2990, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1990. Override attempt failed in House, 231-191 (two-thirds|231|191 needed).

4. October 27, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|3026, District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1990. No override attempt made.

5. November 19, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|2939, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990. No override attempt made.

6. November 20, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|3610, District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1990. No override attempt made.

7. November 21, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|1231, To establish a commission to investigate and report respecting the dispute between Eastern Airlines and its collective bargaining units, and for other purposes. Override attempt failed in House, 261-160 (two-thirds|261|160 needed).

8. November 21, 1989: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|1487, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991. No override attempt made.

9. November 30, 1989: Vetoed (or in the alternative pocket vetoed) USBill|101|H.R.|2712, Emergency Chinese Immigration Relief Act of 1989. Overridden by House, 390-25 (two-thirds|390|25 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 62-37 (two-thirds|62|37 needed).The President and Congress disagree whether this bill was vetoed or pocket vetoed. According to " [http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/presvetoes.pdf Presidential Vetoes, 1989-2000] ", page 2, the first session adjournment of Congress on November 22, 1989 prevented the bill's return, noted in a Memorandum of Disapproval. Congress treated this Memorandum of Disapproval like a normal veto message, and proceeded thereby; the table on this page will treat it similarly. See [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r101:FLD001:H50004 Congressional Record 101st Congress, Second Session, page H5] , "Emergency Chinese Immigration Relief Act of 1989--Memorandum of Disapproval from the President of the United States" for more information.]

10. May 24, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|2364, Amtrak Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 1990. Overridden by House, 294-123 (two-thirds|294|123 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 64-36 (two-thirds|64|36 needed).

11. June 15, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|20, Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1990. Overridden by House, 327-93 (two-thirds|327|93 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 65-35 (two-thirds|65|35 needed).

12. June 29, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|770, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1990. Override attempt failed in House, 232-195 (two-thirds|232|195 needed).

13. October 5, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|4328, Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Trade Act of 1990. Override attempt failed in House, 275-152 (two-thirds|275|152 needed).

14. October 6, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|H.J.RES.|660, Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1991, and for other purposes. Override attempt failed in House, 260-138 (two-thirds|260|138 needed).

15. October 22, 1990: Vetoed USBill|101|S.|2104, Civil Rights Act of 1990. Override attempt failed in Senate, 66-34 (two-thirds|66|34 needed).

16. November 10, 1990: Pocket vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|4638, Orphan Drug Amendments of 1990.

17. November 17, 1990: Pocket vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|3134, For the relief of Mrs. Joan R. Daronco (private bill).H.R. 3134 and H.R. 4653 were presented November 6 (tenth day November 17); H.R. 4638 was presented October 30 (tenth day November 10); S. 321 was presented November 9 (tenth day November 21); S. 2834 was presented November 19 (tenth day November 30). The Senate adjourned sine die on [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r101:FLD001:S66999 October 28 at 2:17am] and the House at 2:02am (both times in EDT) pursuant to USBill|101|H.Con. Res.|399.]

18. November 17, 1990: Pocket vetoed USBill|101|H.R.|4653, Omnibus Export Amendments Act of 1990.

19. November 21, 1990: Pocket vetoed USBill|101|S.|321, To revise provisions of law that provide a preference to Indians.

20. November 30, 1990: Pocket vetoed USBill|101|S.|2834, Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991.

21. August 17, 1991: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2699, Making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1992, and for other purposes. No override attempt made.

22. October 11, 1991: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|1722, Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 1991. Override attempt failed in Senate, 65-35 (two-thirds|65|35 needed).

23. November 19, 1991: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2707, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992. Override attempt failed in House, 276-156 (two-thirds|276|156 needed).

-. December 20, 1991: Disputed pocket veto of USBill|102|S.|1176, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Act.

24. March 2, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2212, United States-China Act of 1991. Overridden by House, 357-61 (two-thirds|357|61 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 60-38 (two-thirds|60|38 needed).

25. March 20, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|4210, Tax Fairness and Economic Growth Acceleration Act of 1992. Override attempt failed in House, 211-215 (two-thirds|211|215 needed).

26. May 9, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|3, Congressional Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform Act of 1992. Override attempt failed in Senate, 57-42 (two-thirds|57|42 needed).

27. June 16, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|2342, To amend the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the disposition of funds appropriated to pay judgment in favor of the Mississippi Sioux Indians in Indian Claims Commission dockets numbered 142, 359, 360, 361, 362, and 363, and for other purposes", approved October 25, 1972 (86 Stat. 1168 et seq.). No override attempt made.

28. June 23, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2507, National Institutes of Health Revitalization Amendments of 1992. Override attempt failed in House, 271-156 (two-thirds|271|156 needed).

29. July 2, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|250, National Voter Registration Act of 1992. Override attempt failed in Senate, 62-38 (two-thirds|62|38 needed).

30. September 22, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|5, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1992. Overridden by Senate, 68-31 (two-thirds|68|31 needed). Override attempt failed in House, 258-169 (two-thirds|258|169 needed).

31. September 25, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|323, Family Planning Amendments Act of 1992. Overridden by Senate, 73-26 (two-thirds|73|26). Override attempt failed in House, 266-148 (two-thirds|266|148 needed).

32. September 28, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|5318, United States-China Act of 1992. Overridden by House, 345-74 (two-thirds|345|74 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 59-40 (two-thirds|59|40 needed).

33. September 30, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|5517, District of Columbia Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act, 1992. No override attempt made.

34. October 3, 1992: Vetoed USBill|102|S.|12, Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992. Overridden by Senate, 74-25 (two-thirds|74|25 needed). Overridden by House, 308-114 (two-thirds|308|114, and enacted as USPL|102|385 over President's veto.

35. October 21, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|S.|3095, Jena Band of Choctaws of Louisiana Restoration Act.

36. October 27, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2859, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the historical and cultural resources in the vicinity of the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, and make recommendations on the appropriate role of the Federal Government in preserving and interpreting such historical and cultural resources.

37. October 27, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|5021, New River Wild and Scenic Study Act of 1992.

38. October 27, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|5061, To establish Dry Tortugas National Park in the State of Florida.

39. October 27, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|5452, Granting the consent of the Congress to a supplemental compact or agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey concerning the Delaware River Port Authority.

40. October 28, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|2109, To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the feasibility of including Revere Beach, located in the city of Revere, Massachusetts, in the National Park System.

41. October 30, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|6185, Federal Courts Administration Act of 1992.

42. October 31, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|6138, To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.

43. October 31, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|S.|3144, Military Health Care Initiatives Act of 1992.

44. November 5, 1992: Pocket vetoed USBill|102|H.R.|11, Revenue Act of 1992.H.R. 11 was presented on October 24; H.R. 2109 on October 16; H.R. 2859, H.R. 5021, H.R. 5061, and H.R. 5452 on October 15; H.R. 6138 and S. 3144 on October 20; H.R. 6185 on October 19; S. 3095 on October 9. The House adjourned sine die on October 9 at [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/B?r102:@FIELD(FLD003+h)+@FIELD(DDATE+19921009) 10:04am] ; the Senate on October 8 at [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/B?r102:@FIELD(FLD003+s)+@FIELD(DDATE+19921008) 9:46pm] pursuant to USBill|102|H.CON.RES.|384.]

Bill Clinton

"See federal government shutdown of 1995 for more on the vetoed appropriations bills in 1995."

1. June 7 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1158, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Additional Disaster Assistance and Recissions for Fiscal Year 1995. No override attempt made.

2. August 11 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|S.|21, Bosnia and Herzegovina Self-Defense Act of 1995. No override attempt made.

3. October 3 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1854, Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, FY 1996. No override attempt made.

4. November 13 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.J.RES.|115, Second Continuing Resolution for fiscal year 1996. No override attempt made.

5. November 13 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|2586, Temporary Increase in the Statutory Debt Limit. No override attempt made.

6. December 6 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|2491, Seven-Year Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act of 1995. No override attempted.

7. December 18 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1977, Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996. Override attempt failed in House, 239-177 (two-thirds|239|177 needed).

8. December 18 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|2099, Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996. No override attempted.

9. December 19 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1058, Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Overridden by House, 319-100 (two-thirds|319|100 needed). Overridden by Senate, 68-30 (two-thirds|68|30 needed), and enacted as USPL|104|67 over veto.

10. December 19 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|2076, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996. Override attempt failed in House, 240-159 (two-thirds|240|159 needed).

11. December 28 1995: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1530, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996. Override attempt failed in House, 240-156 (two-thirds|240|156 needed).

12. January 9 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|4, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1995. No override attempt made.

13. April 10 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1833, banning partial birth abortions. Overridden in House, 285-137 (two-thirds|285|137 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 58-40 (two-thirds|58|40 needed).

14. April 12 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|1561, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1996 and 1997. Override attempt failed in House, 234-188 (two-thirds|234|188 needed).

15. May 2 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|956, Common Sense Product Liability Legal Reform Act of 1996. Override attempt failed in House, 258-163 (two-thirds|258|163 needed).

16. July 30 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|743, Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995. No override attempt made.

17. October 2 1996: Vetoed USBill|104|H.R.|2909, Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Eminent Domain Prevention Act. No override attempt made.

18. June 9 1997: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|1469, Supplemental Appropriations and Recissions Act, FY 1997. No override attempt made.

19. October 10 1997: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|1122, the second attempted partial birth abortion ban. Overridden by House, 296-132 (two-thirds|296|132 needed). Override attempt failed in Senate, 64-36 (two-thirds|64|36 needed).

20. November 13 1997: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|2631, a line item veto override bill. [The Supreme Court declared the line item veto unconstitutional in "Clinton v. City of New York", 524 U.S. 417 (1998).] Overridden by House, 347-69 (two-thirds|347|69 needed). Overridden by Senate, 78-20 (two-thirds|78|20 required), and enacted as USPL|105|159 over President's veto.

21. May 20 1998: Vetoed USBill|105|S.|1502, District of Columbia Student Opportunity Scholarship Act of 1997. No override attempt made.

22. June 23 1998: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|2709, Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act of 1998. No override attempt made.

23. July 21 1998: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|2646, Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998. No override attempt made.

24. October 7 1998: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|4101, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999. No override attempt made.

25. October 21 1998: Vetoed USBill|105|H.R.|1757, Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998. No override attempt made.

26. September 23 1999: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|2488, Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999. No override attempt made.

27. September 28 1999: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|2587, District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2000. No override attempt made.

28. October 18 1999: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|2606, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000. No override attempt made.

29. October 25 1999: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|2670, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000. No override attempt made.

30. November 3 1999: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|3064, FY 2000 District of Columbia and Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. No override attempt made.

31. April 25 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|S.|1287, Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2000. Override attempt failed in Senate, 64-35 (two-thirds|64|35 needed).

32. August 5 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|4810, Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000. Override attempt failed in House, 270-158 (two-thirds|270|158 needed).

33. August 31 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|8, Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000. Override attempt failed in House, 274-157 (two-thirds|274|157 needed).

34. October 7 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|4733, Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2001. Overridden by House, 315-98 on October 11 (two-thirds|315|98 needed). No attempt made in Senate.

35. October 30 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|4516, Legislative Branch and the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001. No override attempt made.

36. November 4 2000: Vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|4392, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001. No override attempt made.

37. December 19 2000: Pocket vetoed USBill|106|H.R.|2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000. [The bill was submitted December 7; Congress adjourned sine die December 15 as authorized by USBill|106|H.Con. Res.|446. The Senate adjourned that day at [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r106:S15DE0-0155: 8:03pm] and the House at [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?r106:H15DE0-0072: 8:41pm] .]

George W. Bush

1. July 19 2006: Vetoed USBill|109|H.R.|810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, a bill to ease restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Override attempt failed in House, 235-193 (two-thirds|235|193 needed).

2. May 1 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|1591, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. Override attempt failed in House, 222-203 (two-thirds|222|203 needed). A later version of the bill that excluded certain aspects of the initial legislation that the President disapproved of, USBill|110|H.R.|2206, was enacted as USPL|110|28 with the President's approval.

3. June 20 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|S.|5, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.

4. October 3 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|976, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 ("SCHIP"). Override attempt failed in House, 273-156 (two-thirds|273|156 votes needed).

5. November 2 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|1495, Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Overridden by House, 361-54 (two-thirds|361|54 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 79-14 (two-thirds|79|14 needed), and enacted as USPL|110|114 over President's veto.

6. November 13 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|3043, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008. Override attempt failed in House, 277-141 (two-thirds|277|141 votes needed).

7. December 12 2007: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|3963, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071213/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_veto Bush vetoes kids health insurance bill] , 12 Dec. 2007, AP] Override attempt failed in House, 260-152 (275 votes needed).

8. December 28 2007: "Pocket" Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|1585, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 [ [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=76199 Memorandum of Disapproval for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008] , December 28, 2007, The American Presidency Project] . A later version of the bill that changed a minor provision of which the President disapproved was quickly passed by Congress (USBill|110|H.R.|4986) and was enacted with the President's approval as USPL|110|181 on 28 January 2008.

9. March 8 2008: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|2082, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. [Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008" [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/08/AR2008030800304.html?hpid=topnews washingtonpost.com] ] [ [http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=76569 Text of Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008"] , The American Presidency Project] Override attempt failed in House, 225-188.

10. May 21 2008: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|2419, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill. [ Bush vetoes farm bill [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_farm_bill;_ylt=Aq89Vvy8RSohP5oDsLG8RtmyFz4D"] , Associated Press] [ [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=news-000002881919"] , CQ Politics] Overridden by House, 316-108 (283 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 82-13 (64 votes needed). Enacted as USPL|110|234 over the President's veto. Due to a clerical error, this act was repealed by USPL|110|246.

11. 18 June 2008: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|6421, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill, re-passed by Congress to correct a clerical error in HR 2419. [Bush vetoes farm bill for second time [http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ggNjwBmB-thb9wvB3eE1HjZZxLMA] , AFP.] Overridden by House, 317-109 (284 votes required). Overridden by Senate, 80-14 (63 votes needed). Enacted as USPL|110|246 over the President's veto.

12. July 15 2008: Vetoed USBill|110|H.R.|6331, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. [ Bush to Veto Medicare Bill Tuesday; Override Expected [http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=cqmidday-000002916357] , CQ Politics] Overriden by House, 383-41 (283 votes required.) Overriden by Senate, 70-26 (64 votes required). Enacted as USPL|110|275 over the President's veto.

ee also

*Signing Statements

References

External links

* [http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RS22188.pdf Regular Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes: An Overview] (report) by Kevin R. Kosar
* [http://www.senate.gov/reference/reference_index_subjects/Vetoes_vrd.htm Senate Reference Webpage on Vetoes] , which includes lists of vetoes from 1789 to the current day.


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