News About Signing Statements



New Signing Statement Issued

On October 31, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 6758, the “Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018” or the “SUCCESS Act.”

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 24th signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement Issued for S. 1595

On October 26, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for S. 1595, Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2018.

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 23rd signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement Issued for H.R. 6, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act

On October 24, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 6, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act.

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 22nd signing statement issued by Trump.


Two New Signing Statements on One Day 

On October 11, 2018, the White House released two new signing statements, the first for H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, and the second for S. 3508, the Save Our Seas Act of 2018.

The new signing statement for H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The new signing statement for the Save Our Seas Act of 2018, S. 3508, is available here on this website and also on the White House website.

These are the 20th and 21st signing statements issued by Trump.


New Signing Statement 

On October 10, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 2259, the Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018.     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 19th signing statement issued by Trump. To date, he has issued signing statements affecting at least 291 provisions of law in 17 Congressional enactments.

By contrast, during his entire eight years in office, President Obama issued 37 signing statements affecting 122 provisions of law.


New Signing Statement - FAA Reauthorization Act

On October 5, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 18th signing statement issued by Trump.  


Second Signing Statement for H.R. 6157 

On September 29, 2018, the White House released a second signing statement for H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019.     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 17th signing statement issued by Trump. To date, he has issued signing statements affecting at least 270 provisions of law in 15 Congressional enactments.

By contrast, during his entire eight years in office, President Obama issued 37 signing statements affecting 122 provisions of law.


New Signing Statement for H.R. 6157 

On September 28, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019.     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 16th signing statement issued by Trump.



Signing Statement Issued for H.R. 5895 , the "Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 " 

On September 21, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 5895, “Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019.”     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 15th signing statement issued by Trump. To date, he has issued signing statements affecting 249 provisions of law in 14 Congressional enactments.

By contrast, during his entire eight years in office, President Obama issued 37 signing statements affecting 122 provisions of law.


New Signing Statement - H.R. 5515, the "John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019" 

On August 13, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 5515, “The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 ”     

The new signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 14th signing statement issued by Trump.


New Signing Statement - H.R. 2061, the “North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017”  

On July 20, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 2061, the “North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017."    

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 13th signing statement issued by Trump.


New Signing Statement - S. 2372, the “VA MISSION Act of 2018 ”  

On June 6, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for S. 2372, the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018” or the “VA MISSION Act of 2018”   

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 12th signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement for S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act”  

On May 24, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for S. 2155, the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.”  

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the 11th signing statement issued by Trump.



Signing Statement for H.R. 3210, the “SECRET Act of 2018”

On May 23, 2018, the White House released a signing statement issued May 22 for H.R. 3210, the “Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency Act of 2018” or the “SECRET Act of 2018.” 

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the tenth signing statement issued by Trump.



Signing Statement for H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act

On April 24, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act. 

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the ninth signing statement issued by Trump.



Signing Statement for S. 139, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017

On January 19, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for S. 139, “The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.”

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the eighth signing statement issued by Trump.



Trump's Signing Statements Now Outnumber Obama's

During his eight years in the White House, President Obama issued 37 signing statements. Collectively, these signing statements affected 114 specified provisions of law (and made eight mentions of unspecified provisions) in 37 Congressional enactments.

In under one year in office, Trump has issued seven signing statements affecting 149 specified provisions of law (and making 12 mentions of unspecified provisions) in six Congressional enactments.


Signing Statement for H.R. 2810, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018."

On December 12, 2017, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 2810, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018."

The signing statement is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the seventh signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement for H.R. 2989, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act

On November 2, 2017, the White House Office of the Press Secretary posted a signing statement issued by Trump for H.R. 2989, the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act.

The signing statements is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the sixth signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement for the Charlottesville Resolution, S.J. Res. 49

On September 16, 2017, the White House Office of the Press Secretary posted a signing statement issued by Trump on September 14 for S.J. Res. 49, the Charlottesville Resolution.

The signing statements is available here on this website and on the White House website.

This is the fifth signing statment issued by Trump.


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