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Summary of Bills Vetoed, 1789-present

Additional information about veto power and procedure can be found on the Vetoes page.

President (Years)Coinciding CongressesVetoes
RegularPocketTotalOverridden
Barack H. Obama (2009-present)113-111
George W. Bush (2001-2009)110-10712 12 
William J. Clinton (1993-2001) 106-10336 37 
George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) 1102-10129 15 44 
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) 2100-9739 39 78 
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) 96-9513 18 31 
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) 94-9348 18 66 12 
Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) 93-9126 17 43 
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) 90-8816 14 30 
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) 88-8712 21 
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) 86-8373 108 181 
Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) 82-79180 70 250 12 
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) 79-73372 263 635 
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) 72-7121 16 37 
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) 70-6820 30 50 
Warren G. Harding(1921-1923) 67
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) 66-6333 11 44 
William H. Taft (1909-1913) 62-6130 39 
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) 60-5742 40 82 
William McKinley (1897-1901) 57-5536 42 
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) 54-5342 128 170 
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) 52-5119 25 44 
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) 50-49304 110 414 
Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885) 48-4712 
James A. Garfield (1881) 47
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) 46-4512 13 
Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) 344-4145 48 93 
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) 40-3921 29 15 
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) 39-37
James Buchanan (1857-1861) 36-35
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) 34-33
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) 32-31
Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) 31
James K. Polk (1845-1849) 30-29
John Tyler (1841-1845) 28-2710 
William H. Harrison (1841) 27
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) 26, 25
Andrew Jackson(1829-1837) 24-2112 
John Q. Adams (1825-1829) 20-19
James Monroe (1817-1825) 18-15
James Madison (1809-1817) 14-11
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) 10-7
John Adams (1797-1801) 6-5
George Washington (1789-1797) 4-1
Total4149810662564110
1. Attempted intra-session pocket vetoes on H.R.1 (101st Congress) and S.333 (101st Congress) were disputed. Both bills were enacted into law so are not counted on this table.
2. H.R.4042 (98th Congress) is counted as a pocket veto.
3. A pocket veto on H.R.4476 (44th Congress) is not counted on this table because, "...It was not placed before the President for signature." (H.Doc. 493, 70th Congress, p.24)
4. The total number of vetoes tabulated is 2,562. This figure is 1 less than the numbered presidential vetoes because of the Grant disputed pocket veto (see footnote 3).