Obama Asks Congress For Line-Item Veto Authority

Law360, New York (May 25, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama is sending a bill to Congress that would revive presidential line-item veto power in an attempt to help slim down federal earmark appropriations while correcting the constitutional issues that led the U.S. Supreme Court to scuttle line-item authority in 1998.

On Monday, Obama sent Congress the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010, which would create an expedited procedure through which the president can receive an up-or-down vote from the legislative branch on executive proposals to cut unnecessary spending and broadly reduce federal funding...
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