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United States presidential veto messages
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The following are the objections of the President, or in modern terms, the veto message of the President. If the President pocket vetoes a bill, there is no veto message.

Pursuant to Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution of the United States of America:

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it.

Bill Clinton[edit]

104th Congress[edit]

14. April 12, 1996: H.R. 1561, Veto Message for H.R. 1561. Veto sustained after overidde failed in House.

15. May 2, 1996: H.R. 956, Veto Message for H.R. 956. Veto sustained after override failed in House.

16. July 30, 1996: H.R. 743, Veto Message for H.R. 743. Veto sustained after override failed in House.

17. October 2, 1996: H.R. 2909, Veto Message for H.R. 2909. Veto sustained without override attempt.

105th Congress[edit]

18. June 9, 1997: H.R. 1469, Supplemental Appropriations and Recissions Act, FY 1997. Veto sustained without override attempt.

19. October 10, 1997: H.R. 1122, the second attempted partial birth abortion ban. Veto sustained after override failed in Senate after successful in House.

20. November 13, 1997: H.R. 2631, a line item veto override bill.[1] Overruled by both houses, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding, and enacted as Public Law 105-159.

21. May 20, 1998: S. 1502, District of Columbia Student Opportunity Scholarship Act of 1997. Veto sustained without override attempt.

22. June 23, 1998: H.R. 2709, Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act of 1998. Veto sustained without override attempt.

23. July 21, 1998: H.R. 2646, Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998. Veto sustained without override attempt.

24. October 7, 1998: H.R. 4101, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999. Veto sustained without override attempt.

25. October 21, 1998: H.R. 1757, Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998. Veto sustained without override attempt.

106th Congress[edit]

26. September 23, 1999: Vetoed H.R. 2488, Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999. Veto sustained without override attempt.

27. September 28, 1999: H.R. 2587, District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2000. Veto sustained without override attempt.

28. October 18, 1999: H.R. 2606, Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000. Veto sustained without override attempt.

29. October 25, 1999: H.R. 2670, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000. Veto sustained without override attempt.

30. November 3, 1999: H.R. 3064, FY 2000 District of Columbia and Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. Veto sustained without override attempt.

31. April 25, 2000: S. 1287, Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2000. Veto sustained after override failed in Senate.

32. August 5, 2000: H.R. 4810, Marriage Tax Reconciliation Act of 2000. Veto sustained after override failed in House.

33. August 31, 2000: H.R. 8, Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000. Veto sustained after override failed in House.

34. October 7, 2000: H.R. 4733, Energy and Water Appropriations Act, 2001. Veto sustained by inaction in Senate after successful override in House.

35. October 30, 2000: H.R. 4516, Legislative Branch and the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2001. Veto sustained without override attempt.

36. November 4, 2000: H.R. 4392, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001. Veto sustained without override attempt.

37. December 19, 2000: Pocket vetoed H.R. 2415, Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000 (no veto message).

George W. Bush[edit]

107th & 108th Congress[edit]

No vetoes.

109th Congress[edit]

1. July 19, 2006: H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005. Veto sustained after override failed in House

110th Congress[edit]

2. May 1, 2007: H.R. 1591, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. Veto sustained after override failed in House

3. June 20, 2007: S. 5, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. Congress has yet to take action on this veto.

4. October 3, 2007: H.R. 976, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. Veto sustained after override failed in House.

5. November 2, 2007: H.R. 1495, Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Overruled by both houses, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.

6. November 13, 2007: H.R. 3043, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008.

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Notes[edit]

  1. The line-item veto was declared unconstitutional in Clinton v. City of New York.