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Vetoes by President Barack H. Obama


President Barack H. Obama vetoed twelve bills.

 

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

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

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

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

S.2040    Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act    Sep 23    S.Doc 114-16    Veto 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.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
S.1    Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act    Feb 24    S.Doc. 114-2    The Senate sustained the veto on Mar 4 by vote No. 68 (62-37).

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.