US lawmakers back modified line item veto amid deficit concerns

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February 8, 2011
Business Week    
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"A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is reviving a long-stalled proposal to give the president a form of the line-item veto amid mounting concern over the deficit. The plan falls short of the line-item veto enjoyed by many governors that allows them to delete individual spending provisions in bills passed by their state legislatures. The Supreme Court has ruled that for the federal government such proposals would violate the U.S. Constitution." (02/08/11)  

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