News About Signing Statements


Signing Statement for S. 2195, an Act concerning visa limitations for certain representatives to the United Nations

On April 18, 2014, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for S. 2195, an Act concerning visa limitations for certain representatives to the United Nations. The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 27th signing statement.



Statement or Remarks upon Signing the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act

On March 6, 2014, the White House released a statement by President Obama concerning the National Integrated Drought Information System Reauthorization Act. On March 14, 2014, the GPO's Compilation of Presidential Documents reported this document as a bill signing statement. Thus, this website is now reporting it as a bill signing statement. This is President Obama's 26th signing statement.


 

Signing Statement for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

On December 26, 2013, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The full text of the signing statement is available here and on the White House website.

This is President Obama's 25th signing statement.




Signing Statement for
the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

The GPO's Compliation of Presidential Documents has classified President Obama's statement concerning S. 330, the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act as a bill signing statement. Therefore, this website is reporting it the same way. This statement is a ceremonial signing statement which raises no constitutional issues or objections. It is President Obama's 24th signing statement.


Signing Statement for H.R. 2490

The GPO's Compliation of Presidential Documents has classified President Obama's statement concerning H.R. 2490, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, as a bill signing statement. Therefore, this website is reporting it the same way.


"Statement by the President on the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act"

On November 21, 2013, the White House posted a document titled "Statement by the President on the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act." The document does not take the usual form for a bill signing statement, and it appears to be more in the nature of bill signing remarks made after the signing. If the GPO's Compilation of Presidential Documents classifies this document as a bill signing statement, this website will present it as a bill signing statement.


"Statement by the President on H.R. 2094"

On November 14, 2013, the White House posted a document dated November 13, 2013, and titled "Statement by the President on H.R. 2094." The document does not take the usual form for a bill signing statement, and it appears to be more in the nature of bill signing remarks. If the GPO's Compilation of Presidential Documents classifies the document as a bill signing statement, this website will present it as a bill signing statement.


Obama Issues Signing Statement for H.R. 1151

On July 12, 2013, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for H.R. 1151, an Act concerning participation of Taiwan in the International Civil Aviation Organization.

The full text of the signing statement is available here and at the White House website.

This is Obama's 22nd signing statement.


Notable Commentary by John Elwood

John Elwood, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice during the George W. Bush administration, has posted interesting comments on the legal blog, The Volokh Conspiracy, concerning President Obama's signing statement for HR 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

Mr. Elwood's comments about the unitary executive are particularly interesting and deserve notice.


H.R. 4310, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013."

On January 3, 2013, the White House released President Obama's signing statement for H.R. 4310, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013."

The full text of the signing statement is available here and at the White House website.

This is Obama's 21st signing statement.

 


 

 

 

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