President G.W. Bush vetoed 12, Bill Clinton 27, George H.W, Bush 44, Ronald Reagan 78.
President Obama has vetoed only three bills, an historic low.
Obama has vetoed less legislation than any president in modern history: just two bills, both in late 2010.
President Bush vetoed it, and Democrats relented in the face of outrage from their liberal flank.
Consider how First Lady Michelle Obama vetoed pantyhose and made bare legs OK for the rest of us.
Nick hinted about going ashore and doing a little marketing; but Jack vetoed that proposition.
But all his attempts to cross that tongue of flooring had been vetoed by the guards.
The legislature also used its power over money grants to force the governor to sign bills which he would otherwise have vetoed.
In 1832 Jackson vetoed the bill to renew the charter of the bank.
Their acts were vetoed on the ground that they were ultra vires.
1620s, from Latin veto, literally "I forbid," first person singular present indicative of vetare "forbid," of unknown origin. Used by Roman tribunes who opposed measures of the Senate or magistrates.
1706, from veto (n.). Related: Vetoed; vetoing.
The power of a president or governor to reject a bill proposed by a legislature by refusing to sign it into law. The president or governor actually writes the word veto (Latin for “I forbid”) on the bill and sends it back to the legislature with a statement of his or her objections. The legislature may choose to comply by withdrawing or revising the bill, or it can override the veto and pass the law, by a two-thirds vote in each house.
Note: Originally intended to prevent Congress from passing unconstitutional laws, the veto is now used by the president as a powerful bargaining tool, especially when his objectives conflict with majority sentiment in Congress. (See also checks and balances.)