Bush Scandals List

46. Signing statements

Signing statements: As of late 2007, there have been 156 signing statements challenging about 1,100 provisions in about 155 federal bills. In the past signing statements were used to establish grounds for a possible future challenge by the Executive branch or to assert that signing a specific bill did not imply a surrender of an underlying Presidential power. Bush has used them to maintain that he will only obey a law or a part of a law when it suits him.

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