WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush is urging Congress to give him
more power in dealing with budget matters.
He's using his weekly radio address to push for a line-item
Bush says that now, many good bills have bad spending
attachments. He says that leaves two bad options: approving a bad
bill because of a few good spending projects, or killing a good
bill because of bad attachments.
The House this week passed a watered-down version of a more
sweeping line-item veto law that the Supreme Court struck down in
1998. Justices found it took too much spending authority away from
Lawmakers from both parties have reservations about the
line-item veto. They say it shifts too much power to the president.