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? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

What spending bills did Bush veto?

I'm particularly interested in the spending bills passed by the "Democratic Congress" in 2007-08.


I'm just interested in figuring out how THIS happened:

National Debt Increase: $4.9 trillion. DURING AN EXPANSION.

National Debt as of Jan. 15, 2009: $10.6 trillion

Debt when Mr. Bush took office: $5.7 trillion

(Source: U.S. Treasury Dept.)

Update 2:

Larry -- non-responsive. Fail.

Update 3:

SCHIP. Very good. Now explain how that DOUBLED THE DEBT.

Update 4:

Andy -- non-responsive. Fail.

10 Answers

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    George W. Bush Vetoes

    1. July 19, 2006: Vetoed H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, a bill to ease restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Override attempt failed in House, 235-193 (286 needed).

    2. May 1, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 1591, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. Override attempt failed in House, 222-203 (284 needed). A later version of the bill that excluded certain aspects of the initial legislation that the President disapproved of... H.R. 2206, was enacted as Pub.L. 110-28 with the President's approval.

    3. June 20, 2007: Vetoed S. 5, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007. No override attempt made.

    4. October 3, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 976, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 ("SCHIP"). Override attempt failed in House, 273-156 (286 votes needed).

    5. November 2, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 1495, Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Overridden by House, 361-54 (277 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 79-14 (62 needed), and enacted as Pub.L. 110-114 over President's veto.

    6. November 13, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 3043, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008. Override attempt failed in House, 277-141 (279 votes needed).

    7. December 12, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 3963, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. Override attempt failed in House, 260-152 (275 votes needed).

    8. December 28, 2007: Pocket Vetoed H.R. 1585, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. A later version of the bill that changed a minor provision of which the President disapproved was quickly passed by Congress (H.R. 4986) and was enacted with the President's approval as Pub.L. 110-181 on 28 January 2008.

    9. March 8, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 2082, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Override attempt failed in House, 225-188.

    10. May 21, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 2419, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill. Overridden by House, 316-108 (283 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 82-13 (64 votes needed). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-234 over the President's veto. Due to a clerical error, this act was repealed by Pub.L. 110-246.

    11. 18 June 2008: Vetoed H.R. 6124, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill, re-passed by Congress to correct a clerical error in HR 2419. Overridden by House, 317-109 (284 votes required). Overridden by Senate, 80-14 (63 votes needed). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-246 over the President's veto.

    12. July 15, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 6331, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. Overridden by House, 383-41 (283 votes required.) Overridden by Senate, 70-26 (64 votes required). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-275 over the President's veto.

    There ya go. Quick search on wiki.

  • 1 decade ago

    So, with your logic we should allow every president after Bush to continue the unlimited spending spree? Because Bush did it, it is now acceptable and we should never say anything against it no matter how much it lowers the value of the dollar, no matter how high the deficit gets? We should just shut up and let Obama spend us into oblivion? I love how the liberals excuse there own misbehaving with the child like excuse "well, they hit me first" and that makes it all better.

  • 4 years ago

    George Bush, will could learn how to get alongside, if he do no longer cooperate he gets surely no longer something out of congress. Even the obstructionist Repuglican senators will could go with their battles intently or they are going to be no longer something that they would be waiting to do to save George from going on as a results of fact the lamest duck president ever, additionally they could bear in concepts that a 0.33 are up for reelection and the yankee anybody is watching closer then ever. there'll could be compromises yet issues gets completed. do no longer overlook to vote in 08.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cons will occasionally claim that "Bush vetoed a record few bills" - but they fail to understand that was because the 49% Republicans in Congress DIDN'T LET ANY DEMOCRAT BILLS GET TO HIS DESK!

    They very easily blocked, fillibustered and obstructed every single bill Democrats proposed except one - the Farm Bill - and that only because it had rural support.

    Source(s): Fox TV lies - that's what they do - when are these guys going to figure it out? (Never, I know).
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Bush did not VETO 1 single spending bill in 8 years.

    That's just the truth.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I couldn't remember one but yes he did in fact deny children health care. What a great guy.

  • Who is spending now chief?

    Is Bush's spending from years ago more important than who is running up the debt now?

    You want to leave the credit card with the kids now, or sit on your azz and whine about 3-4 years ago?

  • 1 decade ago

    Republicans can't remember, so they want to vote them back in for a refresher.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    LOL, how many stimulus bills did Barry veto?

    NONE, he passed 'em all.

    Thanks for putting up Baracks debt. LOL 13 TRILLION

    P.S. "Non-responsive"? Lol, wow your a loser.

  • 1 decade ago


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