Monday, August 7, 2017

This Day in 1989: November 21, 1989, President Bush Vetoes Act with China Sanction

On November 21, 1989, President Bush vetoed H. R. 1487, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991. The act contains multiple items aimed to sanction China as a punishment of the Tiananmen Massacre.

The Chinese government had published official statements condemning the Act after its passage in Congress.

At least on the surface, Bush's veto was not related to the sanctions. He cited an amendment in the Act related to the Iran scandal as a congressional overreach upon the executive power.

The Congress was not able to override the veto.

Days of 1989

No comments: