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HR 2 - Line Item Veto Act - Key Vote

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Mel Watt voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (294-134) - (Key vote)

Title: Line Item Veto Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would grant the President legislative line item veto authority.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the President to rescind all or part of any discretionary budget authority or to veto any targeted tax benefit if the President determines that such rescission would help reduce the Federal budget deficit, will not impair any essential Government functions, and will not harm the national interest.
  • Requires the President to notify the Congress of such a rescission or veto by special message after enactment of an appropriations act providing budget authority or a revenue or reconciliation act containing a targeted tax benefit.
  • Requires the President to submit a separate special message for each appropriations act and for each revenue or reconciliation act.
  • Allows any member of Congress to bring an action against any provision of this Act for violating the Constitution.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Line Item Veto Act

Sponsors

  • Peter I. Blute (MA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. Clinger (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark W. Neumann (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Wayne A. Allard (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William P. 'Bill' Baker (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sonny Bono (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bryant (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard M. Burr (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Lynn Christensen (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dick Chrysler (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wes Cooley (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Arnold Cremeans (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert K. 'Bob' Dornan (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Ehrlich Jr. (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip 'Phil' English (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Eric Ensign (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. Ewing (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harris W. Fawell (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Flanagan (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Forbes (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tillie K. Fowler (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon David Fox (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel 'Dan' Frisa (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Greg' Ganske (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Enid Greene (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' Gunderson (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melton D. 'Mel' Hancock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fredrick Kenneth Fred' Heineman (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin R. Hoke (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Y. Tim Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay C. Kim (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott L. Klug (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Largent (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' LaTourette (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick A. Lazio (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Ross 'Jim' Lightfoot (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Livingston (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James B. Longley Jr. (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jan Meyers (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos J. Moorhead (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George R. Nethercutt Jr. (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn W. Poshard (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jimmy' Quillen (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Quinn (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Toby Roth (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marshall Clement 'Mark' Sanford Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel L. 'Dan' Schaefer (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrea Seastrand (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Smith (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Stockman (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Tate (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert S. Walker (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald C. 'Jerry' Weller (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Zeliff (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Dick' Zimmer (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
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