News About Signing Statements



Two Signing Statements Issued on November 27, 2019

On November 27, 2019, the White House released two signing statements.

The first was for  S. 1838, the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.”  It was the 45th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The second was for both S. 1838 and S. 2710, a bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force. This was the 46th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website


Signing Statement Issued for H.R 3151, the Taxpayer First Act

On July 1, 2019, the White House released a signing statement H.R. 3151, the “Taxpayer First Act.” 

This is the 44th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.


Signing Statement Issued for S. 47

On March 12, 2019, the White House released a signing statement for John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S. 47).

This is the 43rd signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.





As things stand on February 18, 2019.

 

Trump

Barack Obama

George W. Bush

Affected Provisions

423

122

>1100

Number of Acts

40

37

161

Signing Statement Documents Issued

42

37

160

Months in Office

24.5

96

96



See FAQs page for how these counts were compiled.


Signing Statement Issued for  H.J. Res. 31, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

On February 15, 2019, the White House released a signing statement for H.J. Res. 31, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019.

This is the 42nd signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.


Two New Signing Statements

On January 14, 2019, the White House released two new signing statements.

The first was for S. 512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act. This is the 40th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The second signing statement was issued for H.R. 7318, "An Act to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to ensure that the Public Buildings Reform Board has adequate time to carry out the responsibilities of the Board, and for other purposes.  It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 41st signing statement issued by Trump.


New Signing Statement - S. 1862, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

On January 9, 2019, the White House released a signing statement for S. 1862, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.

This is the 39th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.


First Signing Statement of 2019

On January 8, 2019, the White House released a new signing statement. It was for S. 3191, the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018.

This is the 38th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.



End of Year Tally - 2018

During his 23 months in office so far, Trump has issued 37 signing statements affecting 331 specified provisions of law and making 30 mentions of unspecified provisions in 35 Congressional enactments, for a total of at least 361 objections.

By contrast, during his entire eight years in office, President Obama issued a total of 37 signing statements affecting 114 specified provisions and making eight mentions of unspecified provisions of law in 37 Congressional enactments, for a total of at least 122 objections

In sum, in only two years Trump has issued signing statements affecting about three times as many laws as President Obama did in eight years.


Four Signing Statements Issued on New Year's Eve

On December 31, 2018, the White House released four new signing statements.

The first was for H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act. This is the 34th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The second signing statement was issued for S. 943, the Johnson-O’Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act. It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 35th signing statement issued by Trump.

The third signing statement was issued for S. 1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 . It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 36th signing statement issued by Trump.
 
The fourth signing statement issued on New Year's Eve was for S. 2736, the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 . It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 37th signing statement issued by Trump.


Five Signing Statements Issued on December 21, 2018

On December 21, 2018, the White House released five new signing statements.

The first was for S. 756, the “First Step Act 2018.” This is the 29th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The second signing statement was issued for H.R. 7213, the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018. It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 29th signing statement issued by Trump.

The third signing statement was issued for H.R. 3342, the “Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act. It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 31st signing statement issued by Trump.
 
The fourth signing statement issued on December 21 was for S. 1311, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017. It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 32nd signing statement issued by Trump.

The fifth sigining statement issued on December 21 was for S. 1312, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017. It is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 33rd signing statement issued by Trump.


Two Signing Statements Issued on December 20, 2018

On December 20, 2018, the White House released two signing statements. One was  for H.R. 2, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.” This is the 27th signing statement issued by Trump and is available here on this website and on the White House website.

The second signing statement was issued for H.R. 1918, Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018, is available here on this website and on the White House website. This is the 28th signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement Issued for the the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018  

On December 11, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for H.R. 390, the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2018.”

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

This is the 26th signing statement issued by Trump.


Signing Statement Issued for the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018 

On December 4, 2018, the White House released a signing statement for S. 140, the “Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018.”

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

This is the 25th signing statement issued by Trump.


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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