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Line-item veto

National Debt Glossary: Key terms for understanding America's financial crisis


The power to veto or “cross out” only certain parts of legislation while allowing the rest of the legislation to become law.

Legislation granting the President a line-item veto has been declared unconstitutional. Several legislative initiatives have been introduced in Congress over the years to give the President expanded or enhanced rescission or line-item veto authority.

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SOURCE: U.S. Government Accountability Office

 

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