Line Item Veto

NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports on President Clinton's latest use of the line item veto, this time to remove a provision from a spending bill that would have provided higher retirement benefits to more than a million federal workers. Removing that item will save the federal government 854-million dollars over the next five years. While the President has used the line item veto sparingly so far, some members of Congress wonder whether they should have given any President such authority.



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