Monday, June 12, 2006

Presidential Signing Statements

A presidential signing statement is a statement made by the president when he approves or vetos a proposed bill. You can find these statements (along with other presidential documents) in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. The Weekly Complilation is available back to 1993 online from GPO Access. HeinOnline subscribers have online access back to volume 1 (1965).

Signing statements are also included in the Public Papers of the Presidents and the United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (U.S.C.C.A.N.).

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