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REPORTS ON ENROLLED LEGISLATION

VETOED LEGISLATION

When a bill has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate in identical form and been certified by an officer of the house of origin (the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate), it is known as an enrolled bill. The enrolled bill is sent on for the signatures of the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the U.S. President. If signed by the President, the bill becomes a law.

Reports to the President on enrolled legislation were prepared by the Director of the Legislative Reference Office of the Bureau of the Budget. Reports cover both private and public bills and joint resolutions submitted to the President for his approval. The legislative reports include the purpose of the act or resolution, agency recommendations, and discussions of the implications and ramifications of the legislation. Handwritten notations on the report indicate the final executive action which was taken. If a signing ceremony was held or a statement issued, a notation was made on the report. Attached to each report are agency recommendations, congressional committee reports and copies of the final act or resolution. If a statement was issued or a press conference held, copies were usually attached to the report. Agency drafts of possible statements by the President are also included.

The reports on bills that President Johnson vetoed are listed below. A veto is the procedure established under the Constitution by which the President refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. The veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House. The Constitution grants the President 10 days to review a measure passed by the Congress. If the President has not signed the bill after 10 days, it becomes law without his signature. However, if Congress adjourns during the 10-day period, the bill does not become law; this is known as a pocket veto.

Box Number

Folder Title

Description

Date

92

Pocket Veto

To Confer Jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to Entertain, Hear, and Determine a Motion for a New Trial on the Claim of Robert Alexander

H.R. 4505

12/26/63

92

Pocket Veto

To Amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to Require Certain New Packages of Imported Articles to be Marked to Indicate the Country of Origin, and for Other Purposes

H.R. 2513

12/31/63

92

Vetoed

To Confer Jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to Hear, Determine, and Render Judgment Upon the Claim of R. Gordon Finney, Jr.

H.R. 1761

3/23/64

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Anthony F. Bernardo And Ambrose A. Cerrito

H.R. 4501

8/06/64

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Catalina Properties, Inc.

H.R. 2262

8/11/64

92

[Pocket Veto]

[For the Relief of the Estate of Eileen G. Foster

H.R. 6883]

[8/24/64]

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber Co., Inc., Omo Ranch, El Dorado County, California

H.R. 7132

9/01/64

92

Pocket Veto

For the Relief of Chester A. Brothers and Anna Brothers, His Wife

H.R. 1851

10/13/64

92

Vetoed

To Provide Assistance to the States of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho for the Reconstruction of Areas Damaged by Recent Floods and High Waters

S. 327

6/05/65

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Daniel Walter Miles

H.R. 1867

6/14/65

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Staiman Bros.-Simon Wrecking Co.

H.R. 2166

6/26/65

92

Vetoed

To Authorize Certain Construction at Military Installations, and for Other Purposes

H.R. 8439

8/21/65

92

Vetoed

To Incorporate the Youth Councils on Civic Affairs, and for Other Purposes

H.R. 3329

9/10/65

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Cecil Graham

H.R. 5902

10/04/65

92

Vetoed

For the Relief of Theodore Zissu

H.R. 1384

10/20/65

92

Vetoed

To Provide for Cost-of-Living Adjustments in Star Route Contract Prices

H.R. 2035

7/19/66

92

Vetoed

To Strengthen the Financial Condition of the Employee’s Life Insurance Fund created by the Federal Employee’s Group Life Insurance Act of 1954, to Provide Certain Adjustments in Amounts of Group Life and Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Under Such Act, and for Other Purposes

H.R. 6926

9/12/66

93

Vetoed

For the Relief of Gilmour C. MacDonald, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

H.R. 7546

10/10/66

93

Pocket Veto

Relating to Crime and Criminal Procedure in the District of Columbia

H.R. 5688

11/02/66

93

Pocket Veto

To Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to Make Disposition of Geothermal Steam and Associated Geothermal Resources, and for Other Purposes

S. 1674

11/14/66

93

Pocket Veto

For the Relief of Miss Elisabeth Von Oberndorff

H.R. 3901

11/02/66

93

Pocket Veto

To Establish a Past and Present Location of a Certain Portion of the Colorado River for Certain Purposes

H.R. 13955

11/02/66

93

Vetoed

To Amend Title 5, United States Code, to Provide Additional Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance for Federal Employees, and to Strengthen the Financial Condition of the Employee’s Life Insurance Fund

H.R. 11089

8/12/67

93

Vetoed

To Grant the Masters of Certain United States Vessels a Lien on Those Vessels for Their Wages and for Certain Disbursements

H.R. 162

12/08/67

93

Pocket Veto

For the Relief of Dr. George H. Edler

H.R. 1670

12/23/67

94

Pocket Veto

To Amend Section 202 of the Agricultural Act of 1956

H.R. 10915

8/11/68

94

Pocket Veto

For the Relief of Robert L. Miller and Mildred M. Miller

H.R. 5677

10/24/68

94

Pocket Veto

For the Relief of Joseph H. Bonduki

H.R. 4939

10/25/68

94

Pocket Veto

To Render the Assertion of Land Claims by the United States Based Upon Accretion or Avulsion Subject to Legal and Equitable Defense to Which Private Persons Asserting Such Claims Would be Subject [Colorado River Land Claims]

H.R. 10256

10/25/68

94

Pocket Veto

To Amend Title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to Create an Independent Federal Maritime Administration, and for Other Purposes

H.R. 159

10/30/68