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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, President 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.

This is President Trump's second signing statement.


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 President 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.


S. 612, the "Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act"

On December 16, 2016, the White House Press Office released President Obama's signing statement for S. 612, the "Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 35th signing statement.


Signing Statement for S. 524, the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016"

On October 14, 2016, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for S. 246, the "Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 34th signing statement.


Signing Statement for S. 524, the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016"

On July 22, 2016, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for S. 524, the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 33rd signing statement.


Signing Statement for H.R. 644, the "Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015"

On February 24, 2016, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for H.R. 644, the "Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015." The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 32nd signing statement.

 

 


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