BRAINROOM: History of Presidential Vetoes

FOX FACTS: Presidential Vetoes

President George W. Bush issued the only veto of his presidency in July 2006

Bush vetoed legislation to fund embryonic stem-cell research

VETO HISTORY: Prior to George W. Bush’s Administration:

Since 1789, 35 of 42 Presidents exercised their veto authority 2,550 times

Since 1789, 1,484 returned vetoes have been issued. In these cases rejected legislation was returned to the congressional house of origin while it was in session

Since 1789, 1,066 pocket vetoes have been issued. In these cases legislation was rejected while Congress was adjourned

Congress has challenged the President’s veto 313 times

Congress has succeeded in overriding vetoes on 106 occasions

Source: Congressional Research Service