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Vetoes by President George W. Bush 

President George W. Bush vetoed twelve bills. There have been 2,5641presidential vetoes since 1789.

 

110th Congress, 2nd Session (2008)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.2082Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008Mar 08H.Doc. 110-100The House sustained the veto on Mar 11, 2008 by vote No. 117 (225-188).

H.R.2419Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008May 21H.Doc. 110-115Veto overridden by the House on May 21 by vote No. 346 (316-108).

Veto overridden by the Senate on May 22 by vote No. 140 (82-13).

Veto overridden

H.R.6124Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008Jun 18H.Doc. 110-125Veto overridden by the House on Jun 18 by vote No. 417 (317-109).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Jun 18 by vote No. 151 (80-14).

Veto overridden

H.R.6331Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008Jul 15H.Doc. 110-131Veto overridden by the House on Jul 15 by vote No. 491 (383-41).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Jul 15 by vote No. 177 (70-26).

Veto overridden

110th Congress, 1st Session (2007)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.1591U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations ActMay 1H.Doc. 110-31The House sustained the veto on May 2 by vote No. 276 (222-203).

S.5Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007Jun 20S.Doc. 110-7 unchallenged

H.R.976Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 Oct 3H.Doc. 110-62The House sustained the veto on Oct 18 by vote No. 982 (273-156).

H.R.1495Water Resources Development Act of 2007 Nov 2H.Doc. 110-71Veto overridden by the House on Nov 6 by vote No. 1040 (361-54).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Nov 8 by vote No. 406 (79-14).

Veto overridden

H.R.3043Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008Nov 13H.Doc. 110-76The House sustained the veto on Nov 15 by vote No. 1122 (277-141).

H.R.3963Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007Dec 12H.Doc. 110-80The House sustained the veto on Jan 23, 2008 by vote No. 22 (260-152).

H.R.1585National Defense Authorization Act for FY20082Dec 28H.Doc. 110-88Jan 15, 2008 — Referred to House Armed Services Committee

109th Congress, 2nd Session (2006)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.810Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005Jul 19H.Doc. 109-127The House sustained the veto on Jul 19 by vote No. 388 (235-193).

 
1. The 2,564 total does not correspond to the numbered presidential vetoes. The total does not include veto number 182 (H.R.4476, 44th Congress), a pocket veto of President Grant omitted because, "...It was not placed before the President for signature." (H.Doc. 493, 70th Congress, p.24)
 
2. The President characterized his treatment of H.R. 1585 as a pocket veto, notwithstanding his return of the parchment to the House.
 

The Vetoes page of the Virtual Reference Desk provides additional information about the veto process.