Vetoes of George W. Bush

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President George W. Bush has used his veto power less frequently than any other president. For his first six years in office, both houses of Congress were controlled by rigidly idealogical members of his own party, who simply abdicated their independent oversight role, and did whatever the White House wanted them to.

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List of Vetoes

2006

  • July 19, 2006 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

2007

  • May 1, 2007 - Supplemental Funding Bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • June 20, 2007 - Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 Text of bill
  • October 3, 2007 - State Children's Health Insurance Program [1]
  • November 2, 2007 - Water Resources Development Act [2] - overridden on Nov. 8th.
  • November 13, 2007 - Education and health bill. [3]
  • December 12, 2007 - State Children's Health Insurance Program (again)
  • December 28, 2007 - Defense budget (Bush claimed to exercise a pocket veto, even though Congres was technically still in session. Bush claims Senate's pro forma sessions don't count).

2008

  • March 8, 2008 - Intelligence Authorization Act, Bush vetoes bill outlawing CIA waterboarding
  • May 21, 2008 - Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, (H.R. 2419), Bush Vetoes Farm Bill; Override Expected - overridden.
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