News About Signing Statements




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

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 statments issued by Trump.


Trump Signing Statements Will Soon Outnumber Obama's Signing Statements

During his eight years in the White House, President Obama issued 37 signing statements affecting 114 specified provisions and making eight mentions of unspecified provisions of law in 37 Congressional enactments.

From his inauguration through August 2, 2017, Trump has issued four signing statements affecting 104 specified provisions of law and making six mentions of unspecified provisions in three Congressional enactments.


Two Signing Statements for H.R. 3364, the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act"

On August 2, 2017, Trump apparently signed two different signing statements for the same measure: H.R. 3364, the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

Both signing statements are available here on this website and on the White House website. The first statement appears on the White House website here. The second appears on the White House website here.

These are third and fourth signing statments issued by Trump since inauguration.


Signing Statement for H.R. 366, the "DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess Act"

On June 7, 2017, the White House released Donald Trump's signing statement (dated June 6, 2017) for H.R. 366, the "DHS Stop Asset and Vehicle Excess Act." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.



Signing Statement for H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017

On May 5, 2017, the White House released Donald Trump's signing statement for H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017. The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is Trump's first signing statement. It affects over 91 provisions of law.


Signing Statement for S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

On December 23, 2016, the White House Press Office released a signing statement, for S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 37th and final signing statement.


Signing Statement for H.R. 6452, the "Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act"

On December 19, 2016, the White House Press Office released a signing statement, dated December 16, 2016, for H.R. 6452, the "Ensuring Access to Pacific Fisheries Act." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 36th signing statement.

 


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