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Vetoes by President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has vetoed 4 bills. There have been 2,588 1 presidential vetoes since 1789.


118th Congress, 1st Session (2023)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.J.Res.30    Rule on Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights    Mar 20    H.Doc. 118-18    The House sustained the veto on Mar 23 by vote No. 149 (219-200).

H.J.Res.27    Rule on Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States"    Apr 06    H.Doc. 118-26    The House sustained the veto on Apr 18 by vote No. 187 (227-196).

H.J.Res.39    Rule relating to "Procedures Covering Suspension of Liquidation, Duties and Estimated Duties in Accord with Presidential Proclamation 10414"    May 16    H.Doc. 118-41    The House sustained the veto on May 24 by vote No. 233 (214-205).

H.J.Res.42    Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022    May 25    veto message   
1. The 2,588 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)

Additional information about veto power and procedure can be found in the CRS reports, Veto Override Procedure in the House and Senate (PDF) and Regular Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes: An Overview (PDF).