Veto Joe? Biden on pace to surpass predecessor in rejecting legislation

President Joe Biden is on pace to outveto his recent predecessors.

Biden has already issued nine vetoes during his presidency, on pace to best former President Donald Trump, who issued 10 during his four years in office, and Barack Obama, who signed 12 vetoes across two terms.

Biden has issued more than two dozen veto threats since Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in January 2023 on issues ranging from student loans to tax provisions to labor relations.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, where nine worshippers were killed in a mass shooting by a white supremacist in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)

The veto habit has drawn the ire of conservatives, who say the president should work with Congress and point out that
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