President Rodrigo Duterte's line item veto
in the 2019 national budget was based on legal and constitutional grounds and not because he 'sided' with the Senate.
Drilon said the President's line item veto
"is based on legal and constitutional grounds, and not because the President sided with the Senate."
Senators insist line veto best for 2019 budget !-- -- Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Exercising the line item veto
by President Duterte is the best course of action for the 2019 national budget.
"To prevent the Omnibus situation from ever happening again I am calling on Congress to give me a line item veto
for all govt spending bills and the Senate must end the filibuster rule," President Trump stated.
The President called on Congress to give him a "line item veto
" for all federal spending bills, which would allow him to delete provisions of the bills he dislikes, despite the Supreme Court's ruling that such vetos for tax and spending provisions are unconstitutional.
Martinez responded by vetoing the entire tax increase package and using her line item veto
authority to remove funding in the budget for higher education and the Legislature itself.
"Some of my ideas are as follows: 1) term limits, 2) tax exemptions for veterans, 3) stricter campaign expenditures limits, 4) a state holiday for elections, 5) a line item veto
, 6) a ban on legislative grants, and 7) tuition waivers for veterans.
Congress enacted the Line Item Veto
Act of 1996, which gave the President sweeping powers to veto individual items in appropriations bills unless Congress overrode the veto with a two-thirds vote in both houses.
He shall return any vetoed bill, with a statement of his objections, to the house of origin." (44) Both forms of veto powers discussed above stem from this section as it grants the governor both the general veto power and the line item veto
power for appropriations bills.
McMurtry; CRS Report RL33365, Line Item Veto
: A Constitutional
The Line Item Veto
and Public Sector Budgets: Evidence from the States.
* Line-item decision authority for the president that could be overridden by a mere majority of Congress, which would be different from the unconstitutional line item veto