Number of vetoes overridden
How many vetoes overridden have there been?
It is interesting to know that the veto power was vested in the President by Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution. Needless to say, it has proven to be an effective tool for the chief executive in his dealings with Congress. Did you know that since the founding of the federal government in 1789, 37 of 44 Presidents have exercised their veto authority a total of 2,564 times? Believe it or not, Congress has overridden these vetoes on 110 occasions. This signifies a 4.3%.