The ever-growing list of Obama veto threats

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Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:26 AM

If these bills reach his desk, President Barack Obama has threatened to veto them:

—Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Would ban most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

—No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Would ban taxpayer funding for abortion, a prohibition that is already largely in effect.

—Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. Would accelerate the approval of natural gas pipeline projects by requiring a decision on applications within 12 months.

—Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Amendments would overturn Obama's executive actions on immigration and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to deportation.

—Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015. Would establish tougher requirements for writing federal regulations, which critics say would create confusion and delays.

—Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act. Would weaken requirements under the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, which put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression.

—Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Would approve construction of a long-stalled oil pipeline to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

—Save American Workers Act of 2015. Would narrow the definition of fulltime workers who must be offered employer-provided health insurance from those working at least 30 hours weekly to those with a 40-hour minimum.

Besides those specific bills, Obama has also threatened to veto any bill that places new sanctions against Iran, saying they would threaten ongoing negotiations over its nuclear program.