Posts Tagged ‘vetoes’

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes GOP Bill Requiring School Course Materials To Be Posted Online

By Chris Menahan Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would allow parents to see what their kids are being taught in school. From CBS Pittsburgh, “Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Republican Bill To Post School Course Materials Online”: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have required school […]

Portugal’s president vetoes law legalising euthanasia

Portugal’s president has refused to sign a second draft bill legalising euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the wording of the proposed law was too imprecise and vetoed the law. President Rebelo de Sousa – a staunch Catholic – had previously expressed reservations about the first draft bill to legalise euthanasia. […]

Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Michigan Election Integrity Bills: They ‘Perpetuate the Big Lie’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) used her veto powers to quash four bipartisan election integrity bills over the weekend, claiming the bills “suppress the vote” or “perpetuate the ‘Big Lie.’” Whitmer vetoed House Bills 4837, 4838, 4492, and 4528, ceremoniously announcing her decision during the annual Detroit NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Whitmer claimed during the dinner that a “coordinated […]

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed legislation that includes the repeal of job protections in the police disciplinary process that have become common in other parts of […]

Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible 1st override vote of his term

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency. The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorizes more than $740 […]

Breaking: President Trump Vetoes ‘Unconstitutional’ Defense Bill

President Trump vetoed the annual $740 billion defense bill and sent it back to Congress. The bill included a number of partisan amendments, including a block on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Last week Trump said he would veto the bill because it would not allow for the removal of US military from other […]

US Vetoes UNSC Call For Protection Of Palestinians

The US has vetoed a proposal to the United Nation Security Council (UNSC), seeking to offer “international protection” to Palestinian civilians in the wake of more than 120 of deaths in the Gaza strip. They were the only council member to vote against the Kuwaiti drafted resolution. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed […]

US vetoes highly supported UN resolution denouncing Israeli violence, then flops in trying to blame Hamas

The United States vetoed on Friday a Kuwaiti-drafted UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s use of force against Palestinian civilians, underlining Washington’s differences with friends and foes alike over the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Later, a second, US-drafted resolution that blamed Hamas for the violence and upheld Israel’s right to defend itself failed to attract […]

Russia Vetoes US Resolution At UN To Lay Blame For Syria Chemical Attack; China Abstains

Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted and sponsored UN Security Council resolution on the alleged chemical incident in Syria that would have created a new inquiry to lay blame for chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country. The draft was designed to fail and thus “justify” unauthorized action in Syria, Russia’s UN envoy […]

Palestinians May Turn to UN General Assembly if U.S. Vetoes Jerusalem Resolution, Envoy Says

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US vetoes UNSC bid to reverse its Jerusalem recognition

United States vetoed on Monday UN Security Council resolution condemning its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move diplomatic missions to the city. The other 14 members of the council voted in favour of the text, but US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s “no” vote ensured that it […]

US vetoes UN resolution on Jerusalem, as Muslim states recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital

The United States on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for the U.S. to rescind its recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The other 14 members of the Security Council voted to approve the Egyptian-drafted resolution. The resolution did not mention the United States by name, but targeted […]

Budapest vetoes Ukraine-NATO summit, says Kiev’s new law a ‘stab in the back’

‘Major impediment’: PACE says Ukraine education law violates ethnic minority rights “Hungary cannot support Ukraine’s integration aspirations, so it vetoed the NATO-Ukraine summit in December,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.  Szijjarto said there is no way to bypass Hungary’s veto, as a unanimous vote of all members is needed to call a meeting […]

Russia Vetoes Deplorable SC Resolution on Syria

Russia Vetoes Deplorable SC Resolution on Syria by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman) Washington, Britain and France supported a Security Council resolution to renew Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) authorization to examine CW use in Syria for another year – knowing the entire Damascus stockpile was eliminated in 2014, confirmed by OPCW inspectors. […]

California’s Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Microwave Industry’s “Wet Dream” Rule-making; Will Other States Governors Have The Same Integrity?

By Catherine J. Frompovich California has been at the forefront of a technological and politicking ‘firestorm’ regarding Senate Bill 649, which can be described as the ultimate microwave industry’s “wet dream” legislation that would allow microwave towers of all sorts, sizes and descriptions to be placed wherever the industry chooses and with no […]

Epidemic: 25,000 Infected With Zika In Colombia

Over 25,000 people are now confirmed as being infected with the Zika virus in Colombia, with 3,100 of them being pregnant women, President Juan Manuel announced over the weekend.  As the disease continues to ravage the America’s Brazil is investigating the link between Zika and microcephaly, a birth defect marked by an unusually small head […]

Iranians hold fresh protests over Sheikh Nimr’s execution

Iranians have held fresh rallies across the country, including the capital Tehran, to condemn Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Thousands of people marched through Tehran following the Friday Prayers amid tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the past week. The demonstrators chanted slogans against the United States, […]

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