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Updated 4/28/15

5. Jan. 20, 2009, to Aug. 31, 2016:

His acts as President (legislation he has signed, signing statements, executive orders he has issued, vetoes, pardons and commutations he has given, proclamations and correspondence)


Table of Presidential Acts

Acts
Legislation
Signed
Signing
Statements*
Executive
Orders**
Vetoes Pardons &
Commutations
Proclamations
***
Presidential
Memoranda ****
Speeches
& Remarks *****
Total
Year
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.
2009
125 13 38 1 0 90 66 492 825
2010
229 6 38 1 9 154 70 499 1,006
2011
116 6 36 0 14 150 84 441 847
2012
159 2 39 0 0 151 85 500 936
2013
116 5 19 0 38 150 52 367 747
2014
223 5 30 0 21 146 45 402 872
2015
115 1 26 5 165 162 71 384 929
2016
102 3 23 3 493 94 78 210 1,006
2017
NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Total
1,185 41 249 10 740 1,097 551 3,295 7,168


* "When the President signs a bill into law, he may issue a statement explaining why he is approving the legislation. These statements were traditionally brief and generally did not contain substantive analysis of the legislation. However, in recent administrations they have been used more vigorously and have become a subject of controversy." Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)


** "...official documents that the President issues to manage the operations of the federal government." Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)


*** "Presidential proclamations are announcements of policy from the President." Georgetown Law Library (Accessed 4-27-15)


**** Includes Memoranda, Letters, Notices, Directives and Messages


***** A speech for this chart is considered any remark Bush made in front of an undefined number of people, and includes, but is not limited to, State of the Union speeches, radio addresses, press conferences, and commencement ceremonies. [Text in brackets has been added to clarify information for speech list and descriptions]