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Presidential Signing Statements Research Guide

This guide is a starting point for researching presidential signing statements and their significance in the U.S. legal system.

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Sources for Presidential Signing Statements

The full text of presidential signing statements may be found in the following sources:

  • Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.
    • Print: KF70 .A4 (1965 - April 18, 2005)
    • HeinOnline (1965 - 2009)
    • Govinfo (1992 - present)
  • Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents
  • Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States.
  • United States Code Congressional and Administrative News (USCCAN).
    • Print: KF48 .U54 (selected coverage, 1944 - present)
    • Westlaw - USCCAN-MSG database (1986 - )
  • American Presidency Project, Presidential Signing Statements: Hoover to Obama – A browsable database of signing statements from 1929 to the present.