Presidential Vetoes: Washington - Obama
Last Update: Data through January 3, 2013 (112th Congress)
Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Presidential Vetoes." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2013. 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) since they caucus with the Democrats.
4 For the purpose of calculating the Democratic share of the Senate in the 113th Congress the APP includes the independent Senator (Sanders-VT) since he caucuses with the Democrats. It is assumed independent Senator-elect Agnus King (Maine) will also 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.