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    Rescission is No Substitute for Real Entitlement Reform

    Today President Obama’s deficit commission met for the second time and the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Congressional Accountability and Line-Item Veto Act of 2009, which would give the President greater authority to control federal spending. Heritage expert Alison Fraser testified before the Committee on the likely … More

    Obama’s "Line-Item Veto" Really Just Tweaking Existing Authority

    Later this month, the Obama Administration is expected to submit a plan to Congress seeking additional power to cut specific items from spending bills. This proposal is commonly called the “Line-Item Veto,” named after the law ruled unconstitutional in the 1990’s. However, line-item vetoes did not require Congressional approval, while … More