Comprehensive List Of Executive Orders Under Obama

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(Thomas  Dishaw) Obama continues to take the law into his own hands often bypassing Congress with the stroke of a pen.

With over 164 Executive Orders under his belt Obama should have no problem  catching up to Billy Clinton’s 364, putting him in the top 10 of Executive Order writing Presidents.  Franklin D. Roosevelt  holds the all-time record with  3,522.

Some of the more damaging orders that bare his signature are: Executive Order to Control the InternetExecutive Order Accelerates Mandatory HIV Testing For All CitizensObama Signs Cybersecurity Executive OrderObama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union And A One World Economic SystemObama’s Executive Actions on ‘Gun Violence Reduction.

July 15, 2013

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  • Jimmy Cahill

    Actually his 164 does not put him on pace to pass Clinton. It does, however, put him slightly past George W. Bush’s 261. In fact, Obama is about average for recent presidents. No better or worse than any POTUS of the last 20-30yrs. His problem is a dysfunctional Congress that will not sign anything into law with his signature on it. They have forced his hand like no other congress in our history. And they made it a point to defy him right from the start, before he even had a chance to get anything done. Not sure where all the hate came from, but it is making our Congress and the entire GOP look very bad and out of touch with regular Americans. I am not trying to defend Obama, just saying all the vilification is unnecessary since he has never been given a chance to succeed.

    • Andy Rhodes

      Not to be too picky, but Bush Jr’s number was 291.

  • Markshotrod

    Over and over again he lies and lies. He has run us on a path of division threw ineptitude. A true villon of the bill of rights and a constitution hater along with race baiting (Martin). He is truely and deeply hated by well over half of America and the mass of the world! He has pushed us to the edge and if left unchecked will most defenatly start a deadly revolution. It is my beliefe he is an elitist puppet put into office on purpose. An avid Muslim brotherhood membor infeltration to fundamentally transform this country! He has!!

    • TheFounderUtopia

      Yes he is hated by half of America. Unfortunately the reason for that is half of you are fucking morons. As evidenced by the fact that none of you can even so much as spell simple words or string a coherent sentence together. What exactly is it that he’s done that you hate so much? The only you gave was race-baiting, which says a LOT about you as a person. If half of America weren’t uneducated hicks with the morality of a bag of fleas, maybe he would have been able to do a better job in office.

  • Chisna

    Actually he’s issued the fewest EO’s in 112 years.
    Ever since McKinley in 1901. And the testing for HIV asks
    only that clinics test for HIV when already doing a blood test.
    Early detections improves that chances that it can be
    treated successfully. Now why anyone would think that is a
    bad thing is beyond me.

  • Andy Rhodes

    As of July 30th, 2015, the total was 213. The average amount of issuance so far is just under 33 per year. This means that in January 2017, when he leaves office, the total will likely be close to about 30 under Bush Jr.’s number.

    I think it’s fine to critique the president, but we need to make sure that our perception of their performance matches up with the real data. Obama’s rate of issuance for executive orders has been lower than every president since Grover Cleveland (1893 – 1897). In absolute numbers, during the past 70 years, only Ford and Bush Sr. signed less (and only slightly) than our current president (and these leaders served just one term). To call him an imperial president, as many Republicans do, is likely a grand overstatement if not an outright act of fearmongering, deception and demagoguery. I’m not under the illusion that the Democrats don’t use manipulative tactics as well. But, we must try to analyze the specific cases of alleged misrepresentation of facts, along with the larger themes of behavior.

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    • Gene Workman

      They are all illegal and unconstitutional from the very first,
      we don’t elect kings.

      • Andy Rhodes

        Where do you get the idea that they’re unconstitutional?

        “The president can issue executive orders, which have the force of law but do not have to be approved by congress.” (

        “Executive orders have the full force of law when they take authority from a legislative power which grants its power directly to the Executive by the Constitution, or are made pursuant to Acts of Congress that explicitly delegate to the President some degree of discretionary power.” (John Contrubis, Executive Orders and Proclamations, CRS Report for Congress #95-722A, March 9, 1999, Pp. 1-2,

        “The president’s power to issue executive orders comes from Congress and the U.S. Constitution.” (

        • Andy Rhodes

          “Executive orders also may be authorized by the president’s independent constitutional authority.” (

        • Andy Rhodes

          “Executive orders and proclamations are directives or actions by the President. When they are founded on the authority of the President derived from the Constitution or statute, they may have the force and effect of law.” – John Contrubis, “Executive Orders and Proclamations”, March 1999, CRS Report for Congress (

        • Ernest Brejtfus

          Executive orders were intended to give the president discretion as to how laws would be carried out, such as which department would handle the oversight what agency would handle enforcement. How much money is a country is willing to spend to implement. And executive orders can be used in just about all matters pertaining to the military.
          However I think it’s very clear that the framers of the Constitution never intended the president to make law. Only to oversee the laws that Congress made. And certainly not to circumvent Congress when they don’t want to do it his way.
          Most of Obama’s executive orders are on target however a handful I think many would deem unconstitutional

  • Paul Dickerson

    executive orders are just another way for president to install his will when he is outnumbered by the opposing party, meaning that house of representatives, Congress, and any other source. Pres. Obama is the most single-minded president. We had ever had and has no regard for right and wrong only for what he believes because of Obama. The Republicans will be in power, the next election because of Obama’s hatred towards anybody who opposes his views.

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