Which presidents have used the pocket veto?

During his presidency from 1933 to 1945 Roosevelt had vetoed 635 bills, 263 of which were pocket vetoes. All presidents after him until George W. Bush had pocket vetoes while they were in office; the most after Roosevelt was Dwight D. Eisenhower who had 108.

Was the pocket veto declared unconstitutional?

Supreme Court of the United States United States Court of Claims found petitioner’s suit to be without legal foundation. The pocket veto used by President Coolidge was constitutional and valid; the pocket veto was upheld.

Which president issued more vetoes than any other during his tenure?

Congress throughout his presidency Franklin D. Roosevelt, was also heavily stacked with Democrats, yet Roosevelt still holds the record for the most vetoes issued by any president. Jimmy Carter, who only served a single term, vetoed thirty-one bills, despite having a comfortable Democratic majority.

How many times has a presidential veto been overridden?

The President’s veto power is significant because Congress rarely overrides vetoes—out of 1,484 regular vetoes since 1789, only 7.1%, or 106, have been overridden.

How is a pocket veto different than a regular veto?

The pocket veto is an absolute veto that cannot be overridden. The veto becomes effective when the President fails to sign a bill after Congress has adjourned and is unable to override the veto.

What president has the most vetoes?

Presidents with most or fewest vetos

Record President Notes
Most vetoes Franklin D. Roosevelt Only president to serve more than two terms.
Fewest vetoes

Can a president’s veto be overruled?

The President returns the unsigned legislation to the originating house of Congress within a 10 day period usually with a memorandum of disapproval or a “veto message.” Congress can override the President’s decision if it musters the necessary two–thirds vote of each house.

Can a pocket veto be overruled?

The president’s decision not to sign the legislation is a pocket veto and Congress does not have the opportunity to override.

Does the President have a pocket veto?

What is the difference between a pocket veto and a normal veto?

Regular vetoes occur when the President refuses to sign a bill and returns the bill complete with objections to Congress within 10 days. Pocket vetoes occur when the President receives a bill but is unable to reject and return the bill to an adjourned Congress within the 10-day period.