LINE ITEM VETO

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LINE ITEM VETO

Often times, bills and laws cannot be passed due to a small issue in the writing. We end up wasting time trying to fix the entire bill rather than fixing the smaller problem in the writing. Bills being voted on will be able to have riders and add-ons voted on to be removed from a bill, PERIOD.

44 of the 50 United States have granted the power of Line Item or Partial Veto to their Governors yet the last time this was formally presented to Congress was in the Line Item Veto Re-Enactment Activity of 2009. This bill died in Congress.

 

The Line Item Veto Act of 1996 was approved but the US Supreme Court overruled it in Clinton vs. the City of New York in 1998 deeming that the Line Item Veto Act was unconstitutional because it gave the President the power to rescind a portion of a bill as opposed to an entire bill, as he is authorized to do by article I, section 7 of the Constitution. I would make Line Item Veto available to Congress and Senate and NOT President  in place of the previously presented bills.