Eight Vetoes Issued by Obama Against the Bills Passed by New Congress

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All the eight bills passed by the Republican controlled Congress this January will be vetoed by Obama administration. Critics say that this is the most veto threats announced in the beginning of the New Congress.

Due to the veto threats, the Republicans are saying that United States President Barack Obama is not giving bipartisanship any chance but the White House noted that Republicans are passing bills that the president is known for opposing.

According to Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “Right out of the gate we see that the new Republican majority in Congress is actually recycling old legislation that they know that the President strongly opposes. So it doesn’t send a very clear signal that this new Republican Congress is ready to pursue a different political strategy than the one that they’ve pursued for the last four years.”

It is just this year that Obama has relatively used his veto threats as he only used it once in his first 17 months in office regarding the bill sponsored by Republicans concerning greenhouse gas emissions. In his six years in office, he has issued 148 veto threats and has the fewest record in comparison to other presidents.

Obama also stood firm with his veto threats as he talked about it in his State of the Union Address last week as he said, “We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns. We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix. And if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things, it will ea… MORE

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