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Vetoes by President Barack H. Obama


President Barack H. Obama vetoed twelve bills.

 

114th Congress, 2nd Session (2016)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.3762Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 Jan 8H.Doc. 114-91The House sustained the veto on Feb 2 by vote No. 53 (241-186).

S.J.Res.22Rule clarifying the jurisdictional boundaries of the Clean Water Act Jan 19S.Doc. 114-11 unchallenged

H.J.Res.88Nullifying the Department of Labor’s final conflict of interest rule Jun 8H.Doc. 114-140The House sustained the veto on June 22 by vote No. 338 (239-180).

H.R.1777Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2016 Jul 22H.Doc. 114-155 unchallenged

S.2040Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act Sep 23S.Doc 114-16Veto overridden by the House on Sep 28 by vote No. 564 (348-77).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Sep 28 by vote No. 148 (97-1).

Veto overridden

114th Congress, 1st Session (2015)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
S.1Keystone XL Pipeline Approval ActFeb 24S.Doc. 114-2The Senate sustained the veto on Mar 4 by vote No. 68 (62-37).

unchallenged

S.J.Res.8National Labor Relations Board Union Election Rule 1Mar 31S.Doc. 114-3 unchallenged

H.R.1735National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016Oct 22H.Doc. 114-70 unchallenged

S.J.Res.23Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2Dec 18S.Doc. 114-9 unchallenged

S.J.Res.24Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines 3Dec 18S.Doc. 114-10 unchallenged

111th Congress, 2nd Session (2010)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.R.3808Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act of 2010 4Oct 8H.Doc. 111-52The House sustained the veto on Nov 17 by vote No. 573 (185-235).

unchallenged

111th Congress, 1st Session (2009)
Bill No.SubjectVeto DatePresidential MessageStatus
H.J.Res.64Continuing Appropriations, FY 2010 5Dec 30H.Doc. 111-84The House sustained the veto on Jan 13, 2010 by vote No. 2 (143-245).

unchallenged

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. The President characterized his treatment of S.J.Res. 8 as a pocket veto, notwithstanding his return of the parchment to the Senate.
 
2.The President characterized his treatment of S.J.Res.23 as a pocket veto, notwithstanding his return of the parchment to the Senate.
 
3.The President characterized his treatment of S.J.Res.24 as a pocket veto, notwithstanding his return of the parchment to the Senate.
 
4.The President characterized his treatment of H.R.3808 as a pocket veto, notwithstanding his return of the parchment to the House.
 
5.The President characterized his treatment of H.J.Res.64 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.