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Vetoes by President William J. Clinton


President Clinton vetoed thirty-seven bills.

 

106th Congress, 2nd Session (2000)
Regular Vetoes
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
S.1287    Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2000    Apr 25    S.Doc. 106-19    The Senate sustained the veto on May 2 by vote No. 88 (64-35).

H.R.4810    Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000    Aug 05    H.Doc. 106-291    The House sustained the veto on Sep 13 by vote No. 466 (270-158).

H.R.8    Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000    Aug 31    H.Doc. 106-292    The House sustained the veto on Sep 7 by vote No. 458 (274-157).

H.R.4733    Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2001    Oct 07    H.Doc. 106-299    Veto overridden by the House on Oct 11 by vote No. 523 (315-98).

Oct 11 — Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee

H.R.4516    Legislative Branch Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2001    Oct 30    H.Doc. 106-306    unchallenged

H.R.4392    Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2001    Nov 04    H.Doc. 106-309    unchallenged

Pocket Vetoes
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.R.2415    Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2000    Dec 19    56 Weekly Comp. of Pres. Doc. 3130   
106th Congress, 1st Session (1999)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.R.2488    Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999    Sep 23    H.Doc. 106-130    unchallenged

H.R.2670    Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000    Sep 25    H.Doc. 106-148    unchallenged

H.R.2587    District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2000    Sep 28    H.Doc. 106-135    unchallenged

H.R.2606    Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2000    Oct 18    H.Doc. 106-145    unchallenged

H.R.3064    District of Columbia and Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2000    Nov 03    H.Doc. 106-154    unchallenged

105th Congress, 2nd Session (1998)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
S.1502    District of Columbia Student Opportunity Scholarship Act of 1998    May 20    S.Doc. 105-25    unchallenged

H.R.2709    Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act of 1998    Jun 23    H.Doc. 105-276    unchallenged

H.R.2646    Education Savings and School Excellence Act of 1998    Jul 21    H.Doc. 105-287    unchallenged

H.R.4101    Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies programs Appropriations, Fiscal Year 1999    Oct 07    H.Doc. 105-321    unchallenged

H.R.1757    State Department and Related Agencies Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1998 and 1999    Oct 21    H.Doc. 105-329    unchallenged

105th Congress, 1st Session (1997)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.R.1469    1997 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery from Natural Disasters, and for Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts, including those in Bosnia    Jun 09    H.Doc. 105-96    unchallenged

H.R.1122    Partial-Birth Abortion Act    Oct 10    H.Doc. 105-158    Veto overridden by the House on Jul 23, 1998 by vote No. 321 (295-131).

The Senate sustained the veto on Sep 9, 1998 by vote No. 277 (64-36).

H.R.2631    Line Item Veto Cancellation    Nov 13    H.Doc. 105-172    Veto overridden by the House on Feb 5, 1998 by vote No. 10 (347-69).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Feb 25, 1998 by vote No. 13 (78-20).

Veto overridden

104th Congress, 2nd Session (1996)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.R.4    Personal Responsibility and Work Oppurtunity Act of 1995    Jan 09    H.Doc. 104-164    unchallenged

H.R.1833    Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995    Apr 10    H.Doc. 104-198    Veto overridden by the House on Sep 19 by vote No. 422 (285-137).

The Senate sustained the veto on Sep 26 by vote No. 301 (58-40).

H.R.1561    Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1996 and 1997    Apr 12    H.Doc. 104-197    The House sustained the veto on Apr 30 by vote No. 136 (234-188).

H.R.956    Product Liability Fairness Act of 1996    May 02    H.Doc. 104-207    The House sustained the veto on May 9 by vote No. 162 (258-163).

H.R.743    Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995    Jul 30    H.Doc. 104-251    unchallenged

H.R.2909    Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Eminent Domain Prevention Act    Oct 02    H.Doc. 104-271    unchallenged

104th Congress, 1st Session (1995)
Bill No.    Subject    Veto Date    Presidential Message    Status
H.R.1158    Second Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act, 1995    Jun 7    H.Doc. 104-83    unchallenged

S.21    Bosnia and Herzegovinia Self Defense Act of 1995    Aug 11    S.Doc. 104-7    unchallenged

H.R.1854    Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996    Oct 3    H.Doc. 104-122    unchallenged

H.J.Res.115    Continuing Appropriations, 1996    Nov 13    H.Doc. 104-134    unchallenged

H.R.2586    Debt Ceiling Limit    Nov 13    H.Doc. 104-132    unchallenged

H.R.2491    Balanced Budget Act of 1995    Dec 6    H.Doc. 104-141    unchallenged

H.R.1977    Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996    Dec 18    H.Doc. 104-147    The House sustained the veto on Jan 4, 1996 by vote No. 5 (239-177).

H.R.2099    Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996    Dec 18    H.Doc. 104-148    unchallenged

H.R.1058    Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995    Dec 19    H.Doc. 104-150    Veto overridden by the House on Dec 20 by vote No. 870 (319-100).

Veto overridden by the Senate on Dec 22 by vote No. 612 (68-30).

Veto overridden

H.R.2076    Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996    Dec 19    H.Doc. 104-149    The House sustained the veto on Jan 3, 1996 by vote No. 4 (240-159).

H.R.1530    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996    Dec 28    H.Doc. 104-155    The House sustained the veto on Jan 3, 1996 by vote No. 3 (240-156).

 

The Vetoes page of the Virtual Reference Desk provides additional information about the veto process.