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Presidential Vetoes (history)
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Posted on 09/24/2006 1:37:15 PM PDT by EveningStar

Presidential Vetoes, 1789–2006

President Coincident
Congresses
Regular
vetoes
Pocket
vetoes
Total
vetoes
Vetoes
overridden
Washington 1st–4th 2 2
Adams 5th–6th
Jefferson 7th–10th
Madison 11th–14th 5 2 7
Monroe 15th–18th 1 1
J. Q. Adams 19th–20th
Jackson 21st–24th 5 7 12
Van Buren 25th–26th 1 1
W. H. Harrison 27th
Tyler 27th–28th 6 4 10 1
Polk 29th–30th 2 1 3
Taylor 31st
Fillmore 31st–32nd
Pierce 33rd–34th 9 9 5
Buchanan 35th–36th 4 3 7
Lincoln 37th–39th 2 5 7
A. Johnson 39th–40th 21 8 29 15
Grant 41st–44th 45 48 93 4
Hayes 45th–46th 12 1 13 1
Garfield 47th
Arthur 47th–48th 4 8 12 1
Cleveland 49th–50th 304 110 414 2
B. Harrison 51st–52nd 19 25 44 1
Cleveland 53rd–54th 42 128 170 5
McKinley 55th–57th 6 36 42
T. Roosevelt 57th–60th 42 40 82 1
Taft 61st–62nd 30 9 39 1
Wilson 63rd–66th 33 11 44 6
Harding 67th 5 1 6
Coolidge 68th–70th 20 30 50 4
Hoover 71st–72nd 21 16 37 3
F. D. Roosevelt 73rd–79th 372 263 635 9
Truman 79th–82nd 180 70 250 12
Eisenhower 83rd–86th 73 108 181 2
Kennedy 87th–88th 12 9 21
L. B. Johnson 88th–90th 16 14 30
Nixon 91st–93rd 26 17 43 7
Ford 93rd–94th 48 18 66 12
Carter 95th–96th 13 18 31 2
Reagan 97th–100th 39 39 78 9
G.H.W. Bush1 101st–102nd 29 15 44 1
Clinton 103rd–106th 36 1 37 2
G. W. Bush 107th–108th 1 1
Total   1,485 1,066 2,551 106
1. President Bush attempted to pocket veto two bills during intrasession recess periods. Congress considered the two bills enacted into law because of the president's failure to return the legislation. The bills are not counted as pocket vetoes in this table.
Source: Office of the Clerk of the House. Web: http://clerk.house.gov .


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: history; presidentialvetoes; vetoes
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1 posted on 09/24/2006 1:37:17 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; veronica; EggsAckley; ...

For the misc ping list


2 posted on 09/24/2006 1:38:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

President Cleveland had over 400 vetoes in a little over 4 years?

Do you think he and Congress weren't on the same page?


3 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:17 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

LOL. You could certainly say that.

Did you notice that you have to go all the way back to the 19th Century to find anyone with fewer vetoes that Dubya?


4 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Now how about a list of how many phone sex calls made or recieved other than with spouse


5 posted on 09/24/2006 1:50:57 PM PDT by al baby
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To: EveningStar

FDR was busy ...


6 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:25 PM PDT by Feiny (Save the Whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: EveningStar

You have to go back to a pre-Civil War President...

Garfield doesn't count. He really wasn't in office long enough to make an impact unfortunately.


7 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:43 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: MikefromOhio

I know. He was only in for 6 months before he got assassinated.


8 posted on 09/24/2006 1:54:25 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I don't agree with everything he has signed, but I will say that it says something either about Congress or this President that he hasn't had very many vetoes used.

It's probably a combination of things.


9 posted on 09/24/2006 1:56:00 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: feinswinesuksass

I noticed. LOL.


10 posted on 09/24/2006 1:56:29 PM PDT by EveningStar (EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.)
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To: EveningStar


Awesome post!

Bookmarked.


11 posted on 09/24/2006 2:39:54 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: EveningStar
Bush has more vetoes than William Henry Harrison, who caught pneumonia on inauguration day and died a month later.
12 posted on 09/24/2006 2:58:41 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

Twue. :)


13 posted on 09/24/2006 4:52:05 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: onyx

I don't know how I got along without the Internet. :)


14 posted on 09/24/2006 4:53:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar


Thanks be to algore. :)


15 posted on 09/24/2006 4:54:24 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
Excelsior!

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16 posted on 09/24/2006 4:57:12 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar


LOL!


17 posted on 09/24/2006 4:57:45 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: EveningStar

I posted a thread about "Presidential Signing Statements" several months ago.

It got very few posts I think.

Why veto when you can minimize the effect of Legislation by using Presidential clout?

I like that practice myself.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1632130/posts


18 posted on 09/24/2006 5:03:44 PM PDT by Radix (Tag Line promoting the acknowledgment that the Internet was actually invented by Americans.)
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To: MikefromOhio
Do you think he and Congress weren't on the same page?

Cleveland refused to be complicit in the unconstitutional spending proposed by Congress. If only we could say the same for our current commander in chief.
19 posted on 09/24/2006 5:32:54 PM PDT by UncleDick
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To: EveningStar

bookmarked


20 posted on 09/26/2006 10:05:58 AM PDT by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: sully777

ping


21 posted on 06/22/2007 7:12:31 PM PDT by JessieHelmsJr
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