Veto overridden S.906 Driftnet Modernization and By catch Reduction Act Jan 1, 2021S. Doc. 116-29 116th Congress, 1st Session (2019)Bill No. Subject Veto DatePresidential MessageStatus H.J. Res.46 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, Mar 15H. Doc.
S.J. Res.38 Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland arms sales disapproval resolution Jul 24S. Doc. 116-9 The Senate sustained the veto on July 29 by vote No.
S.J. Res.37 UAE arms sales disapproval resolution Jul 24S. Doc. 116-8 The Senate sustained the veto on July 29 by vote No.
S.J. Res.36 Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Kingdom of Spain, and Italian Republic arms sales disapproval resolution Jul 24S. Doc. S.J. Res.54 Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, Oct 15S. Doc.
The total does not include veto number 182 (H.R.4476, 44th Congress), a pocket veto of President Grant omitted because, “... It was not placed before the President for signature.” Authorizes appropriations and sets policies for the Department of Defense on an annual basis.
Does not set overall spending levels, but rather authorizes appropriations established in separate pieces of legislation. Section 230 of that law guarantees websites and Internet providers protection from lawsuits over content posted or shared on those platforms by users.
In his veto message, Trump wrote, “In a time when adversaries have the means to directly attack the homeland, the President must be able to safeguard the American people without having to wait for congressional authorization.” In Afghanistan and Germany, the resolution dictated that the planned withdrawals of 2,000 and 12,000 troops from each country, respectively, be halted pending review from the Defense and State Departments.
In South Korea, the resolution prohibited the usage of funds to decrease troop levels in the country below 28,500. Trump wrote, “Article II of the Constitution makes the President the Commander in Chief ... he decision regarding how many troops to deploy and where, including in Afghanistan, Germany, and South Korea, rests with him.
The rule changed the process students must follow to discharge their loans and empowered the D.O.E. To collect money from schools to cover financial losses following successful student challenges.
The resolution was introduced in response to a January 3 airstrike ordered by the president that killed General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Gods Force, a unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The resolution prohibited the president from engaging in the use of force against Iran without prior congressional approval either in the form of a declaration of war or a specific authorization.
The resolution allowed the president to use military force against Iran without congressional approval only if it was in order to defend the U.S. against an imminent attack. The President also said the resolution threatened to hinder the ability of the U.S. to defend itself and its allies against hostilities from Iran or other forces backed by the country.
The President also said that it threatened to prolong the war in Yemen by weakening the capabilities of the United Arab Emirates, placing U.S. citizens residing in Saudi Arabia at risk. The resolution terminated the made by Trump on February 15, 2019, which directed $8.1 billion towards building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In his veto message, Trump said that the emergency declaration, “empowered my Administration’s Government-wide strategy to counter large-scale unlawful migration and to respond to corresponding humanitarian challenges ... facilitated the military’s ongoing construction of virtually insurmountable physical barriers along hundreds of miles of our southern border.” He said, “The southern border ... continues to be a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics to come into our country,” adding, “S.J.
The resolution prohibited export and manufacturing licenses related to the Pave way II and Pave way IV laser-guided bombs to Italy, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and the United Kingdom which had been proposed on June 3, 2019. In particular, the resolution identified a manufacturing agreement under which Pave way components would be produced in Saudi Arabia.
In his veto message, President Trump said that the resolution threatened to limit U.S. security capabilities, endanger U.S. citizens living in Saudi Arabia, prolong the war in Yemen, and “damage the credibility of the United States as a reliable partner by signaling that we are willing to abandon our partners and allies at the very moment when threats to them are increasing.” The resolution was proposed on January 30, 2019, and called for the United States to end any involvement in the Yemeni Civil War.
In his veto statement, President Trump said, “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future.” The Senate voted 59-41, with 12 Republicans joining the chamber's Democrats, on March 14 to pass the resolution.
The authority of the pocket veto is derived from the Constitution’s Article I, section 7, 'the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case, it shall not be law.'” Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approves he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill. 6395,” Dec. 23, 2020 Military.com, “Congress Moves to Block US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan and Germany,” Dec. 5, 2020 Monday News Agency, Trump vetoes defense bill for troop withdrawal restrictions,” Dec. 24, 2020 NPR, “Betsy Devon Overruled Education Dept.
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With time running out before the end of Congress’s current session, there’s one tool that President Donald Trump could use to block a new stimulus bill without outright rejecting it: a pocket veto. Speculation about a potential pocket veto has emerged this week after Trump posted a last-minute speech criticizing the stimulus bill as a “disgrace” and calling on Congress to amend it.
He also threatened to oppose the bill, though he did not commit to vetoing it if these demands aren’t met, raising questions about how he’ll respond when Congress likely fails to make the changes he wants. As of Wednesday afternoon, the final legislation had yet to be sent to the White House, which means there’s less than 10 full days, excluding Sundays, between now and Congress’s adjournment on January 3.
As a result, if Trump doesn’t sign this bill by the time Congress adjourns, the pocket veto will take effect. Trump ’s main advantage in using this veto option is that Congress is unable to override it in the short term.
Instead, if he took such action, he’d be responsible for delaying much-needed aid to millions of people grappling with unemployment, housing costs, and soaring coronavirus case counts. UPDATED, 2:03 PM: The Senate today followed the House of Representatives in overriding Donald Trump ’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, giving the outgoing president a bipartisan New Year’s rebuke.
PREVIOUSLY, December 23: Donald Trump followed through on a threat to veto a major $740 billion defense bill, in part because it does not repeal a key law that shields social media platforms from liability for the way that they moderate third-party content. On Tuesday, Trump released a video statement in which he railed against a separate legislative measure, a massive $2.3 trillion Covid-19 relief bill and government spending package.
In a statement released by the White House, Trump blasted the defense bill because it failed to “make any meaningful changes” to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act “despite bipartisan calls for repealing that provision.” Tech platforms say that it has allowed for innovation and rapid growth, as companies otherwise would face a crippling amount of litigation over the third party content that is posted to their sites.
Trump has in the past claimed that social media platforms are biased against conservative viewpoints, and has called for repealing or modifying Section 230 as a way to remove legal protections for the way that the likes of Facebook and Twitter moderate third party content. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman AIT Pie released the tentative agenda for its January meeting and it includes no vote on the provision.
In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump ’s objections to the $740 billion bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before his term ends. Trump had lashed out at GOP lawmakers on Twitter, charging earlier this week that “Weak and tired Republican ‘leadership’ will allow the bad Defense Bill to pass.
Trump called the looming override vote a “disgraceful act of cowardice and total submission by weak people to Big Tech. “But it’s also a tremendous opportunity: to direct our national security priorities to reflect the resolve of the American people and the evolving threats to their safety, at home and abroad.
The Senate override was delayed after Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., objected to moving ahead until McConnell allowed a vote on a Trump -backed plan to increase COVID-19 relief payments to $2,000. Sen. Jim Income, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he was “disappointed” with Trump ’s veto and called the bill “absolutely vital to our national security and our troops.
Earlier this week, 130 House Republicans voted against the Trump -backed COVID-19 relief checks, with many arguing they were unnecessary and would increase the federal budget deficit. The Democratic-controlled House approved the larger payments, but the plan is dead in the Senate, another sign of Trump ’s fading hold over Congress.
Besides his concerns about social media and military base names, Trump also said the defense bill restricted his ability to conduct foreign policy, “particularly my efforts to bring our troops home. Trump was referring to provisions in the bill that impose conditions on his plan to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan and Germany. The measures require the Pentagon to submit reports certifying that the proposed withdrawals would not jeopardize U.S. national security.
Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Trump ’s Dec. 23 veto a “parting gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin “and a lump of coal for our troops.