Presidential Vetoes: Washington - Obama
Last Update: Data through January 22, 2018 (115th Congress, 2nd Session)
Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Presidential Vetoes." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2018. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/vetoes.php.
1 Percentage following election. Partisan divisions naturally change in the middle of a session due to mid-term vacancies.
2 Veto success rate only includes regular vetoes. "Pocket Vetoes" can only occur after a session of Congress has adjourned and can not be overridden by Congress.
3 For the purposes of calculating the Democratic share of the Senate in the 111th and 112th Congresses the APP includes the two independent Senators (Lieberman-CT and Sanders-VT) because they caucus with the Democrats.
4 For the purpose of calculating the Democratic share of the Senate in the 113th through 115th Congresses, the APP includes the independent Senators Sanders (VT) and King (ME) because they caucus with the Democrats.
• House Partisan Divisions adapted from the Office of the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives.
• Senate Partisan Divisions adapted from the United States Senate Historical Office.
• 1789 - 1945 vetoes data obtained from "Presidential Vetoes, 1789-1988" (Washington, D.C.: Government
Printing Office, 1992).
• 1945 - present vetoes data compiled by Gerhard Peters, The American Presidency Project.