Which Presidents Issued the Most Vetoes?

And a look at the 10 quirkiest vetoed bills in U.S. history.

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Libby Isenstein
Feb. 19, 2015, 7:27 a.m.

Pres­id­ent Obama ve­toed a bill to ap­prove the Key­stone XL Pipeline Tues­day af­ter­noon.

This veto is only the third of his pres­id­ency, which, as his­tory shows, is pretty un­usu­al. No pres­id­ent has ve­toed few­er bills since James Gar­field, who did not veto any le­gis­la­tion in his six-month pres­id­ency in 1881. But, as Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s George Con­don ex­plains, that’s sure to change in Obama’s fi­nal two years in of­fice, thanks to a grow­ing GOP wish list. 

Here is a look at how Obama’s cur­rent veto re­cord ranks against his pre­de­cessors’, and also some of the quir­ki­est pieces of le­gis­la­tion to ever be ve­toed (spoil­er: One in­volves hom­ing pi­geons).


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