Obstructor in Chief

President Obama says he wants to work with Congress: “I’m eager to work with the new Congress to make the next two years as productive as possible.” Yet he’s already vetoed two bills this year and issued another 15 veto threats on bills designed to help create jobs, defend the homeland, and protect the unborn, among other things − and it’s only April.

VETOED:

  • Jobs/Energy – Keystone XL Pipeline Act, February 24, 2015 (S. 1)
  • Protecting Workers' Rights – NLRB Ambush Elections Rule, March 31, 2015 (S.J. Res. 8)

VETO THREATS:

    1. Jobs – Save American Workers Act of 2015, January 7, 2015 (H.R. 30)
    2. Jobs – Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act, January 12, 2015 (H.R 37)
    3. Jobs – Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015, January 12, 2015 (H.R. 185)
    4. National Security – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 240)
    5. Life – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, January 20, 2015 (H.R. 36)
    6. Jobs/Energy – Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, January 20, 2015 (H.R. 161)  
    7. Life – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, January 22, 2015 (H.R. 7)
    8. Freedom – Repealing the Affordable Care Act, February 2, 2015 (H.R. 596)
    9. Jobs/Cutting Red Tape – Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015, February 3, 2015 (H.R. 527)
    10. Jobs/Cutting Red Tape – Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, February 3, 2015 (H.R. 50)
    11. Taxes/Cutting Red Tape – Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2015, February 10, 2015 (H.R. 644)
    12. Taxes/Cutting Red Tape – America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015, February 10, 2015 (H.R. 636)
    13. Education – Student Success Act, February 25, 2015 (H.R. 5)
    14. Transparency – Secret Science Reform Act of 2015, March 3, 2015 (H.R. 1030)
    15. Transparency – EPA Sceince Advisory Board, March 3, 2015 (H.R. 1029)