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Vetoes by President Dwight D. Eisenhower


President Dwight D. Eisenhower vetoed 181 bills.

 

86th Congress, 2nd Session (1960)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.3610Amending the Federal Water Pollution Control ActFeb 22H.Doc. 346The House sustained the veto on Feb 25 by vote No. 6 (249-157).

H.R.6023For the relief of William J. KaiserApr 11H.Doc. 374 unchallenged

H.R.7933For the relief of Mrs. Virginia BondApr 11H.Doc. 375 unchallenged

S.722Area Redevelopment BillMay 13S.Doc. 95The Senate sustained the veto on May 24 by vote No. 199 (45-39).

H.R.1456For the relief of Universal Trades, IncorporatedMay 14H.Doc. 389 unchallenged

H.R.7947Relating to the Income Tax Treatment of Nonrefundable Capital Contributions to Federal National Mortgage AssociationMay 14H.Doc. 390 unchallenged

H.R.6482Unemployment Tax Credits of Successor EmployersJun 03H.Doc. 411 unchallenged

H.R.6779Unlimited Income Tax Deductions for Certain Contributions to CharityJun 03H.Doc. 412 unchallenged

H.R.5150For the relief of Our Lady of the Lake ChurchJun 11H.Doc. 414 unchallenged

H.R.7577Concerning the defense of suits against Federal employees operating government motor vehiclesJun 11H.Doc. 415 unchallenged

H.R.8417For the relief of Grand Lodge of North Dakota, Ancient Free and Accepted MasonsJun 11H.Doc. 416 unchallenged

H.R.9883Postal and Federal Employees' Salary Increase Acts of 1960Jun 30H.Doc. 442Veto overridden by the House on Jul 1 by vote No. 171 (345-69).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Jul 1 by vote No. 271 (74-24).

Veto overridden

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.19Regulating and fixing wage rates for employees of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Naval Shipyard106 Cong. Rec. 15752 unchallenged

S.1508To provide for economic regulation of the Alaska Railroad under the Interstate Commerce Act106 Cong. Rec. 15751-15752 unchallenged

H.R.1516For the relief of Juan D. Quintos, Jaime Hernandez, Delfin Buencamino, Soledad Gomez, Nieves G. Argonza, Felidad G. Sarayba, Carmen Vda de Gomez, Perfecta B. Quintos, and Bienvenida San Agustin106 Cong. Rec. 15845-15846 unchallenged

H.R.2074For the relief of Eric and Ida Mae Hjerpe106 Cong. Rec. 19168 unchallenged

H.R.4546For the relief of Margaret P.Copin106 Cong. Rec. 15846 unchallenged

H.R.5054To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 with respect to the marking of imported articles and containers106 Cong. Rec. 19167-19168 unchallenged

H.R.6712For the relief of Sam J. Buzzanaca106 Cong. Rec. 15846 unchallenged

H.R.6767For the relief of Raymond Baurkot106 Cong. Rec. 19168 unchallenged

H.R.7242Amending the Bankruptcy Act106 Cong. Rec. 19168 unchallenged

H.R.7618For the relief of H.P. Lambert Co., Inc and Southeastern Drilling Corporation106 Cong. Rec. 19168-19169 unchallenged

H.R.8860Authorizing the payment of subsidies to producers of lead and zinc106 Cong. Rec. 19167 unchallenged

H.R.11545Payments to Bernalillo County, New Mexico, for furnishing hospital care for certain Indians106 Cong. Rec. 15846 unchallenged

86th Congress, 1st Session (1959)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.144Amending the Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953Apr 27S.Doc. 25The House sustained the veto on Apr 30 by vote No. 34 (280-146).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Apr 28 by vote No. 53 (64-29).

S.1901Tobacco price supportsJun 25S.Doc. 32 unchallenged

S.1968To strengthen the wheat marketing quota and price support systemJun 25S.Doc. 33 unchallenged

S.57Housing Act of 1959Jul 07S.Doc. 34The Senate sustained the veto on Aug 12 by vote No. 150 (55 -40).

S.611For the relief of Harry H. NakamuraJul 08S.Doc. 35 unchallenged

H.R.6940Amending the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920Aug 17H.Doc. 214 unchallenged

H.R.7509Public works appropriations for 1960 fiscal yearAug 26H.Doc. 222The House sustained the veto on Sep 2 by vote No. 155 (274-138).

S.2539Housing Act of 1959Sep 03S.Doc. 52The Senate sustained the veto on Sept 4 by vote No. 189 (58-36).

H.R.9105Public works appropriations for 1960 fiscal yearSep 09H.Doc. 226Veto overridden by the House on Sep 10 by vote No. 174 (280-121).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Sep 10 by vote No. 209 (72-23).

Veto overridden

H.R.2717For the relief of Eber Brothers Wine and Liquor Corp.Sep 14H.Doc. 228 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.1387For the relief of Mrs. Mary D'Agostino105 Cong. Rec. 19754 unchallenged

H.R.1434For the relief of Mrs. Elba Haverstick Cash105 Cong. Rec. 19754-19755 unchallenged

H.R.2068For the relief of Howard F. Knipp105 Cong. Rec. 19755 unchallenged

H.R.2631For the relief of the estate of Nathaniel H. Woods105 Cong. Rec. 19754 unchallenged

H.R.3096For the relief of Peony Park, Inc. and others 105 Cong. Rec. 19753 unchallenged

H.R.3735To increase retirement benefits for certain District of Columbia employees105 Cong. Rec. 19755 unchallenged

H.R.6335For the relief of Mrs. Lourene O. Estes105 Cong. Rec. 19754 unchallenged

H.R.6596To encourage and stimulate the production and conservation of coal in the United States through research, and development by creating a Coal Research and Development Commission, and for other purposes. 105 Cong. Rec. 19753 unchallenged

H.R.8277For the relief of Harold William Abbott and others105 Cong. Rec. 19755 unchallenged

H.R.8728Amending the Federal Boating Act of 1958 105 Cong. Rec. 19753 unchallenged

85th Congress, 2nd Session (1958)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.1495For the relief of Alfred HanzalFeb 20H.Doc. 340 unchallenged

S.674For the relief of Cale P. Haun and Julia Fay HaunMar 17S.Doc. 83 unchallenged

S.2110For the relief of Shirley Leeke KilpatrickMar 31S.Doc. 84 unchallenged

S.J.Res.162To freeze farm price supports and acreage allotments at 1957 levelsMar 31S.Doc. 85 unchallenged

S.497To authorize construction of navigation, flood-control and river basin projectsApr 15S.Doc. 88 unchallenged

H.R.2763For the relief of Hong-to DewJun 04H.Doc. 393 unchallenged

H.R.4229For the relief of Continental Hosiery Mills Inc.Jul 30H.Doc. 428 unchallenged

S.2266To provide a method for regulating and fixing wage rates for employees of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Naval ShipyardAug 04S.Doc. 114The House sustained the veto on Aug 13 by vote No. 165 (202-180).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Aug 12 by vote No. 166 (69-20).

H.R.11574To make appropriations for independent officesAug 04H.Doc. 429 unchallenged

S.3186Extending the Domestic Tungsten, Asbestos, Fluorspar, and Columbium-Tantalum Production and Purchase Act of 1956Aug 12S.Doc. 116 unchallenged

H.R.2647For the relief of D.S. and Elizabeth LaneyAug 12H.Doc. 434 unchallenged

H.R.9196To authorize the construction of a nuclear-powered ice-breaking vessel for operation by the U.S. Coast GuardAug 12H.Doc. 435 unchallenged

H.R.5904For the relief of Thomson Contracting Co.Aug 18H.Doc. 438 unchallenged

H.R.12261For the relief of Lucian Roach, doing business as the Riverside Lumber CompanyAug 19H.Doc. 439 unchallenged

H.R.11581To increase the tariff on treated seed wheatAug 20H.Doc. 441 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.228For the relief of Chamberlain Water Company104 Cong. Rec. 19586-19587 unchallenged

S.489For the relief of Mary K. Ryan and William A. Boutwell104 Cong. Rec. 19587 unchallenged

S.571For the relief of George P.E. Caesar, Jr. 104 Cong. Rec. 19587 unchallenged

S.3502Extension of Time for Making Grants under the Federal Airport Act104 Cong. Rec. 19587-19588 unchallenged

S.3683Area redevelopment bill104 Cong. Rec. 19588 unchallenged

H.R.1061Authorizing the Secretary of Defense to settle claims for damage to, or loss of, property or personal injury or death104 Cong. Rec. 19723-19724 unchallenged

H.R.1339For the relief of Malowney Real Estate Co104 Cong. Rec. 19719-19720 unchallenged

H.R.1494For the relief of the Southwest Research Institute104 Cong. Rec. 19721 unchallenged

H.R.1695For the relief of Harry N. Duff104 Cong. Rec. 19721 unchallenged

H.R.1829For the relief of the estate of Mrs. Frank C. Gregg104 Cong. Rec. 19720 unchallenged

H.R.3193For the relief of Toley's Charter Boats Inc, Toley Engelbretsen, and Harvey Holmar104 Cong. Rec. 19721-19722 unchallenged

H.R.3368To authorize the district courts to allow additional preemptory challenges in civil cases to multiple plaintiffs104 Cong. Rec. 19722 unchallenged

H.R.4073For the relief of Peter James O'Brien104 Cong. Rec. 19722 unchallenged

H.R.6773For the relief of Bonifacio Santos104 Cong. Rec. 19720 unchallenged

H.R.7466To provide for the establishment of a secondary section of the Vicksburg National Military Park104 Cong. Rec. 19719 unchallenged

H.R.7499For the relief of the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company104 Cong. Rec. 19722 unchallenged

H.R.8184For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Hall104 Cong. Rec. 19722-19723 unchallenged

H.R.8759For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Hollomon104 Cong. Rec. 19723 unchallenged

H.R.9180For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hadnot104 Cong. Rec. 19720 unchallenged

H.R.9765For the relief of Mr. Marion S. Symms104 Cong. Rec. 19720 unchallenged

H.R.9950For the relief of D.A. Whitaker and others104 Cong. Rec. 19723 unchallenged

H.R.9993For the relief of Miss Mary M. Browne104 Cong. Rec. 19720 unchallenged

H.R.10419For the relief of North Counties Hydro-Electric Company104 Cong. Rec. 19721 unchallenged

H.R.11156For the relief of Duncan and Marjorie Moore104 Cong. Rec. 19723 unchallenged

85th Congress, 1st Session (1957)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.1863For the relief Mrs. John William BrennanApr 17H.Doc. 154 unchallenged

S.1008For the relief of Col. Benjamin AxelroadJul 01S.Doc. 51 unchallenged

H.R.6961For the relief Walter H. BerryAug 19H.Doc. 228 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.1315For the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Page103 Cong. Rec. 16785 unchallenged

H.R.1419For the relief of Mrs. Hannah Mae Powell103 Cong. Rec. 16785 unchallenged

H.R.1591For the relief of the Pacific Customs Brokerage Co. of Detroit, Michigan103 Cong. Rec. 16785-16786 unchallenged

H.R.1733For the relief of Philip Cooperman, Aron Shriro, and Samuel Stackman103 Cong. Rec. 16786 unchallenged

H.R.2224To pay the state of Washington for the cost of replacing and relocating a portion of a condemned highway taken by the Federal Government as part of the Hanford atomic energy project103 Cong. Rec. 16784 unchallenged

H.R.2462To adjust the rates of basic compensation of employees of the Federal Government103 Cong. Rec. 16786 unchallenged

H.R.2474To increase the rates of basic compensation of employees in the field service of the Post Office Department103 Cong. Rec. 16786 unchallenged

H.R.2904For the relief of the Knox Corporation of Thomson, Georgia103 Cong. Rec. 16786-16787 unchallenged

H.R.4602To extend and expand the direct-loan program for housing for veterans in rural areas and small cities and towns103 Cong. Rec. 16784-16785 unchallenged

84th Congress, 2nd Session (1956)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.6645To amend the Natural Gas ActFeb 17H.Doc. 342 unchallenged

H.R.6421For the relief of Roy Cowan and othersApr 09H.Doc. 370 unchallenged

H.R.12 To amend the Agricultural Act of 1949Apr 16H.Doc. 380The House sustained the veto on April 16 by vote No. 27 (202-211).

H.R.1835For the relief of the Board of Commissioners of Sedgwick County, KansasMay 22H.Doc. 410 unchallenged

S.J.Res.135 To authorize payments to the Crow Indian Tribe, Mont., for right-of-way for the Yellowtail Dam and ReservoirJun 07S.Doc. 128 unchallenged

H.R.1866To provide for the relief of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. ComptonJun 18H.Doc. 427 unchallenged

S.2152For the relief of the estate of Susie Lee SpencerJul 02S.Doc. 134 unchallenged

S.2582To confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to adjudicate a disability claim of Capt. William E. StoneJul 02S.Doc. 135 unchallenged

H.R.9893To authorize construction at military installationsJul 16H.Doc. 450 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.277For the relief of Jean Pfeifer102 Cong. Rec. 15151-15152 unchallenged

S.1384To provide for the reconveyance to former owners of mineral interests in Mississippi acquired by the government for reservoir projects102 Cong. Rec. 15151 unchallenged

S.2182To provide relief for the City of Elkins, West Virginia102 Cong. Rec. 15152 and S.Jour. 599 unchallenged

S.3338 To bar electric power rate increases by the Southwestern Power Administration until July 1, 1957102 Cong. Rec. 15152 unchallenged

S.3941To provide additional time for the validation of mining claims held by persons in New Mexico and Wyoming102 Cong. Rec. 15152-15153 unchallenged

S.J.Res.203 To set the date of meeting for the 85th Congress102 Cong. Rec. 15152 unchallenged

H.R.3210To authorize a three-year test by the State of Illinois and Sanitary District of Chicago of increased diversion of water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois Waterway102 Cong. Rec. 15304 unchallenged

H.R.3963For the relief of Ashot and Ophelia Mnatzakanianno message printed unchallenged

H.R.4392To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a special method of taxation for real estate investment trusts102 Cong. Rec. 15304-15305 unchallenged

H.R.4993To authorize the District of Columbia Board of Commissioners to permit certain improvements to two business properties102 Cong. Rec. 15304 unchallenged

H.R.7643To amend the Internal Revenue Codes of 1939 and 1954 with respect to foreign tax credit for United Kingdom income tax paid on royalties102 Cong. Rec. 15305 unchallenged

H.R.10468 To create a Bridge Commission in the City of Lawrenceburg and to authorize construction of bridges and ferries102 Cong. Rec. 15306 unchallenged

H.R.10662 To create a Bridge Commission in the City of Cannelton and to authorize construction of bridges and ferries102 Cong. Rec. 15306 unchallenged

H.R.12080To authorize appropriations for river and harbor and flood-control projects102 Cong. Rec. 15305 unchallenged

84th Congress, 1st Session (1955)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.1 To increase rates of basic compensation of officers and employees in the field service of the Post Office DepartmentMay 19S.Doc. 44

S.143For the relief of Kurt GlaserJun 03S.Doc. 47 unchallenged

H.R.5188To prohibit publication by the government of any prediction with respect to apple pricesJul 01H.Doc. 213 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.204For the relief of Fred P. Hines101 Cong. Rec. 12966 unchallenged

S.1041To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act to include certain periods of service rendered to states101 Cong. Rec. 12966-12967 unchallenged

S.2171To amend the Subversive Activities Control Act101 Cong. Rec. 12966 unchallenged

H.R.1393For the relief of E.J. Albrecht Company101 Cong. Rec. 13081-13082 unchallenged

H.R.6232To correct the military record of Stephen Swan Ogletree101 Cong. Rec. 13082 unchallenged

H.R.6373Amending the Domestic Minerals Program Extension Act101 Cong. Rec. 13083 unchallenged

H.R.6887To extend for one year a portion of the Internal Revenue Code designed to facilitate railroad reorganizations101 Cong. Rec. 13082-13083 unchallenged

H.R.7195To provide for adjustments in the lands or interests therein acquired for reservoir projects in Texas101 Cong. Rec. 13083 unchallenged

83rd Congress, 2nd Session (1954)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.987To authorize coinage of a 50-cent piece commemorating the tricentennial celebration of the founding of Northampton, MassachusettsFeb 03S.Doc. 93 unchallenged

S.2474To authorize coinage of a 50-cent piece commemorating the tricentennial of the founding of New York City Feb 03S.Doc. 94 unchallenged

H.R.1917To authorize coinage of a 50-cent piece commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase Feb 03H.Doc. 319 unchallenged

H.R.395To adjudicate claims for certain employees of the Bureau of PrisonsFeb 22H.Doc. 334 unchallenged

H.R.3733For the relief of Mrs. Anna Holder Feb 23H.Doc. 335 unchallenged

S.153For the relief of Wilhelm EngelhertMar 17S.Doc. 106 unchallenged

S.502For the relief of Mrs. Margareth WeigandMar 17S.Doc. 105 unchallenged

H.R.7512To provide for the conveyance of the federally owned lands which are situated within Camp Blanding Military Reservation, Fla., to the Armory Board, State of Florida, in order to consolidate ownership and perpetuate the availability of Camp Blanding for military training and use. May 25H.Doc. 403 unchallenged

H.R.3109For the relief of Theodore W. Carlson Jun 07H.Doc. 426 unchallenged

H.R.4532For the relief of Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Caulk Jun 07H.Doc. 427 unchallenged

H.R.1026Amending the Public Health Service Act Jun 08H.Doc. 429 unchallenged

H.R.898For the relief of Mrs. Rose Kaczmarczyk Jun 14H.Doc. 431 unchallenged

H.R.6452For the relief of Mrs. Josette L. St. Marie Jun 14H.Doc. 432 unchallenged

H.R.1128For the relief of Jake Alexander Jun 29H.Doc. 457 unchallenged

H.R.3350For the relief of Ralston Edward Harry Jul 03H.Doc. 462 unchallenged

H.R.5185For the relief of Klyce Motors Aug 02H.Doc. 484 unchallenged

S.1611Regulating the election of delegates from the District of Columbia to national poltiical conventions Aug 20S.Doc. 155 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.45 For the relief of Mrs. Merle Cappeller Weyel 100 Cong. Rec. 15841 unchallenged

S.46 For the relief of E.S. Berney 100 Cong. Rec. 15841-15842 unchallenged

S.154 For the relief of George Pantelas 100 Cong. Rec. 15839 unchallenged

S.417 To adjudicate claims at Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande 100 Cong. Rec. 15842 unchallenged

S.820 For the relief of Carlos M. Cochran 100 Cong. Rec. 15839-15840 unchallenged

S.906To establish the finality of contracts between government and common carriers subject to the Interstate Commerce Act 100 Cong. Rec. 15843 unchallenged

S.1687For the relief of T.C. Elliott 100 Cong. Rec. 15843 unchallenged

S.1706 To provide for taxation by the State of Wyoming of certain property in Grand Teton National Park 100 Cong. Rec. 15839 unchallenged

S.2033To require labeling of foreign-produced trout 100 Cong. Rec. 15843-15844 unchallenged

S.2083For the relief of Lawrence F. Kramer 100 Cong. Rec. 15840 unchallenged

S.2081For the relief of Graphic Arts Corporation of Ohio 100 Cong. Rec. 15840-15841 unchallenged

S.3064For the relief of the estate of Mary Beaton Dininger 100 Cong. Rec. 15839 unchallenged

S.3304To adjudicate the claim of the Cuban-American Sugar Company 100 Cong. Rec. 15842-15843 unchallenged

H.R.692For the relief of Nina Makeef, also known as Nina Berberova 100 Cong. Rec. 15565 unchallenged

H.R.951For the relief of H. Kempner Trust Association 100 Cong. Rec. 15568-15569 unchallenged

H.R.1665For the relief of Carl and W.J. Piowaty 100 Cong. Rec. 15568 unchallenged

H.R.2236 To provide for a metropolitan Washington Commission on area problems of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area 100 Cong. Rec. 15567 unchallenged

H.R.2881For the relief of Mrs. Rosaline Spagnola 100 Cong. Rec. 15567-15568 unchallenged

H.R.3300 To empower the state of Illinois and the Sanitary District of Chicago, under direction of the Secretary of the Army, to help control the water level of Lake Michigan by diverting water from it to the Illinois Waterway. 100 Cong. Rec. 15569 unchallenged

H.R.3516For the relief of Anna K. McQuilkin 100 Cong. Rec. 15566-15567 unchallenged

H.R.6253To change the law regarding pay for overtime, Sunday, and holiday work of employees of the Foreign Quarantine Division 100 Cong. Rec. 15566 unchallenged

H.R.6529For the relief of Raleigh Hill 100 Cong. Rec. 15568 unchallenged

H.R.7774To establish a uniform system for the granting of incentive awards to officers of the United States 100 Cong. Rec. 15565 unchallenged

H.R.9357For the relief of S.H. Prather et al 100 Cong. Rec. 15558,15567 unchallenged

H.R.9728To revise the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act 100 Cong. Rec. 15569-15570 unchallenged

83rd Congress, 1st Session (1953)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.484For the relief of J. Don AlexanderJun 15S.Doc. 51 unchallenged

H.R.1334For the relief of Helmuth Wolf GruhlJun 15H.Doc. 177 unchallenged

S.152For the relief of Fred P. HinesJul 20S.Doc. 62 unchallenged

H.R.3087To permit certain improvements to property in the District of ColumbiaJul 29H.Doc. 216 unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.754For the relief of Ethel Hudson Morrison99 Cong. Rec. 11103 unchallenged

S.953For the relief of Mary Thalia Womack Webb99 Cong. Rec. 11103 unchallenged

H.R.157Federal excise tax on movie admissions99 Cong. Rec. 11161 unchallenged

H.R.1460For the relief of Harold Joe Davis99 Cong. Rec. 11162 unchallenged

H.R.2158For the relief of Colonel Harry F. Cunningham99 Cong. Rec. 11162 unchallenged

H.R.2750To provide payment to the city and county of Denver, Colorado99 Cong. Rec. 11162 unchallenged

 

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