Bush Pushes for Passage of Line-Item Veto

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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.