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  Presidential Vetoes: Washington - Obama

President
Congress President's Party1 Vetoes

Success
Rate2

House Senate Total Regular Pocket
Overrides
George Washington Totals 2 2 0 0 100%
1st 56.9% 69.2% 0 0 0 0 n/a
2nd 56.5% 53.3% 1 1 0 0 100%
3rd 48.1% 53.3% 0 0 0 0 n/a
4th 44.3% 65.6% 1 1 0 0 100%
John Adams

Totals

0 0 0 0 n/a
5th 53.8% 68.8% 0 0 0 0 n/a
6th 56.6% 68.8% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Thomas Jefferson Totals 0 0 0 0 n/a
7th 63.6% 50% 0 0 0 0 n/a
8th 72.5% 73.5% 0 0 0 0 n/a
9th 80.3% 79.4% 0 0 0 0 n/a
10th 81.7% 82.4% 0 0 0 0 n/a
James Madison

Totals

7 5 2 0 100%
11th 64.8% 79.4% 2 2 0 0 100%
12th 74.8% 83.3% 2 1 1 0 100%
13th 62.6% 77.8% 1 1 0 0 100%
14th 65.0% 68.4% 2 1 1 0 100%
James Monroe Totals 1 1 0
0
100%
15th 78.9% 71.4% 0 0 0 0 n/a
16th 86.0% 80.4% 0 0 0 0 n/a
17th 82.9% 91.7% 1 1 0 0 100%
18th 30.0% 64.6% 0 0 0 0 n/a
John Quincy Adams

Totals

0 0 0 0 n/a
19th 51.2% 45.8% 0 0 0 0 n/a
20th 46.9% 43.8% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Andrew Jackson Totals 12 5 7 0
100%
21st 63.8% 52.1% 4 2 2 0 100%
22nd 59.2% 50% 4 1 3 0 100%
23rd 59.6% 41.7% 2 1 1 0 100%
24th 59.1% 50% 2 1 1 0 100%
Martin van Buren

Totals

1 0 1 0 n/a
25th 52.9% 67.3% 1 0 1 0 n/a
26th 51.7% 57.7% 0 0 0 0 n/a
William Henry Harrison 27th 58.7% 55.8% 0 0 0 0
n/a
John Tyler

Totals

10 6 4 1 83.3%
27th 58.7% 55.8% 7 4 3 0 100%
28th 32.3% 55.8% 3 2 1 1 66.7%
James K. Polk Totals 3 2 1 0
100%
29th 62.3% 58.6% 3 2 1 0 100%
30th 47.8% 63.3% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Zachary Taylor 31st 46.4% 40.3% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Millard Fillmore Totals 0 0 0 0 n/a
31st 46.4% 40.3% 0 0 0 0 n/a
32nd 36.5% 37.1% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Franklin Pierce

Totals

9 9 0 5
44.4%
33rd 67.1% 61.3% 4 4 0 0 100%
34th 35.5% 62.9% 5 5 0 5 0%
James Buchanan Totals 7 4 3 0 100%
35th 55.7% 62.1% 4 1 3 0 100%
36th 34.9% 57.6% 3 3 0 0 100%
Abraham Lincoln

Totals

7 2 5 0 100%
37th 59.0% 62.0% 3 2 1 0 100%
38th 46.7% 63.5% 4 0 4 0 n/a
39th 70.5% 72.2% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Andrew Johnson Totals 29 21 8 15
26.8%
39th n/a n/a 13 11 2 6 45.5%
40th n/a n/a 16 10 6 9 10.0%
Ulysses S. Grant

Totals

93 45 48 4 91.1%
41st 70.4% 83.8% 16 5 11 0 100%
42nd 56.0% 75.7% 32 13 19 1 92.3%
43rd 68.2% 63.5% 16 5 11 0 100%
44th 35.2% 60.5% 29 22 7 3 86.4%
Rutherford B. Hayes Totals 13 12 1 1
91.7%
45th 46.4% 52.6% 4 3 1 1 66.7%
46th 45.1% 55.3% 9 9 0 0 n/a
James Garfield 47th 51.5% 48.7% 0 0 0 0 n/a
Chester Arthur Totals 12 4 8 1 75.0%
47th 51.5% 48.7% 3 3 0 1 66.7%
48th 36.0% 50% 9 1 8 0 100%
Grover Cleveland - I

Totals

414 304 110 2 99.3%
49th 56.0%

44.7%

202 145 57 2 98.6%
50th 51.4% 48.7% 212 159 53 0 100%
Benjamin Harrison Totals 44 19 25
1
94.7%
51st 53.9% 58.0% 36 15 21 0 100%
52nd 25.9% 53.4% 8 4 4 1 75.0%
Grover Cleveland - II

Totals

170 42 128 5 88.1%
53rd 61.2% 50% 81 18 63 0 100%
54th 26.1% 44.4% 89 24 65 5 79.2%
William McKinley Totals 42 6 36 0
100%
55th 57.7% 48.9% 7 2 5 0 100%
56th 52.4% 58.9% 35 4 31 0 100%
Theodore Roosevelt

Totals

82 42 40 1 97.6%
57th 56.0% 62.2% 21 15 6 0 100%
58th 53.6% 63.3% 2 0 2 0 n/a
59th 65.0% 64.4% 30 15 15 0 100%
60th 57.0% 66.3% 29 12 17 1 91.7%
William Howard Taft Totals 39 30 9 1
96.7%
61st 56.0% 65.2% 13 8 5 0 100%
62nd 41.1% 54.2% 26 22 4 1 95.5%
Woodrow Wilson

Totals

44 33 11 6 81.8%
63rd 66.9% 53.1% 4 4 0 0 100%
64th 52.9% 58.3% 6 4 2 1 75.0%
65th 49.2% 56.3% 6 5 1 0 100%
66th 44.1% 49.0% 28 20 8 5 75.0%
Warren G. Harding 67th 69.4% 61.5% 6 5 1 0
100%
Calvin Coolidge

Totals

50 20 30 4 80.0%
68th 51.7% 55.2% 7 3 4 1 66.7%
69th 56.8% 56.3% 11 4 7 0 100%
70th 54.7% 50% 32 13 19 3 76.9%
Herbert Hoover Totals 37 21 16 3 85.7%
71st 62.1% 58.3% 19 11 8 2 81.8%
72nd 50.1% 50% 18 10 8 1 90.0%
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Totals

635 372 263 9 97.6%
73rd 72.0% 61% 73 19 54 1 94.7%
74th 74.0% 72% 148 84 64 1 98.8%
75th 76.8% 79% 117 33 84 3 90.9%
76th 60.2% 72% 167 126 41 2 98.4%
77th 61.4% 69% 82 79 3 0 100%
78th 51.0% 59% 46 29 17 2 93.1%
79th 55.6% 59% 2 2 0 0 100%
Harry S. Truman Totals 250 180 70
12
93.3%
79th 55.6% 59% 74 54 20 0 100%
80th 43.2% 47% 75 42 33 6 85.7%
81st 60.5% 56% 79 70 9 3 95.7%
82nd 50.4% 51% 22 14 8 3 78.6%
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Totals

181 73 108 2 97.3%
83rd 50.8% 50% 52 21 31 0 100%
84th 46.7% 49% 34 12 22 0 100%
85th 46.2% 49% 51 18 22 0 100%
86th 35.2% 35% 44 22 22 2 90.9%
John F. Kennedy Totals 21 12 9 0 100%
87th 60.5% 64% 20 11 9 0 100%
88th 59.5% 66% 1 1 0 0 100%
Lyndon B. Johnson

Totals

30 16 14 0
100%
88th 59.5% 66% 8 4 4 0 100%
89th 67.8% 68% 14 10 4 0 100%
90th 56.8% 64% 8 2 6 0 100%
Richard Nixon Totals 43 26 17 7 73.1%
91st 44.1% 43% 11 8 3 3 62.5%
92nd 41.4% 44% 20 6 14 2 66.7%
93rd 44.1% 42% 12 12 0 2 83.3%
Gerald R. Ford

Totals

66 48 18 12
75.0%
93rd 44.1% 42% 27 16 11 4 75.0%
94th 33.1% 38% 39 32 7 8 75.0%
Jimmy Carter Totals 31 13 18 2 84.6%
95th 67.1% 61% 19 6 13 0 100%
96th 63.7% 58% 12 7 5 2 71.4%
Ronald Reagan

Totals

78 39 39 9
76.9%
97th 44.1% 53% 15 9 6 2 77.8%
98th 38.2% 54% 24 9 15 2 77.8%
99th 41.8% 53% 20 13 7 2 84.6%
100th 40.7% 45% 19 8 11 3 62.5%
George Bush Totals 44 29 15 1 96.6%
101st 40.2% 45% 20 15 4 0 100%
102nd 38.4% 44% 24 14 11 1 92.9%
William J. Clinton

Totals

37 36 1 2 94.4%
103rd 59.3% 57% 0 0 0 0 n/a
104th 46.9% 48% 17 17 0 1 94.1%
105th 47.4% 45% 8 8 0 1 87.5%
106th 48.5% 45% 12 11 1 0 100%
George W. Bush Totals 12 11 1 4
63.6%
107th 50.8% 50% 0 0 0 0 n/a
108th 52.6% 51% 0 0 0 0 n/a
109th 53.3% 55% 1 1 0 0 100%
110th 46.4% 49% 11 10 1 4 60.0%
Barack Obama

Totals

2 2 0 0 100%
111th3 58.9% 60% 2 2 0 0 100%
112th3 44.4% 53% 0 0 0 0 n/a
  113th4 46.2% 55% 0 0 0 0 n/a
  114th4 <50%5 <50%5 -- -- -- -- --

Last Update: Data through November 5, 2014 (113th 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. 1999-2014. Available from the World Wide Web: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/vetoes.php.

Notes:
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 & 114th Congresses, the APP includes the independent Senators Sanders (VT) and King (ME) because they caucus with the Democrats.
5 Final voting share percentages will be listed once recounts and runoff elections take place and all contests are certified.

Data Sources:
• 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.



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