Drilon said the President's line item veto
"is based on legal and constitutional grounds, and not because the President sided with the Senate."
"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.
The item veto
power forms an important check on the legislature in many states, including Alaska.
(3) On these types of vetoes, see CRS Report RL33635, Item Veto
The Line Item Veto
and Public Sector Budgets: Evidence from the States.
(1991) "The Item Veto
and State Government Expenditures." Public Choice 68 (1-3): 1-15.
Just like Gray Davis before him, Arnold Schwarzenegger has failed either to defend his initial budget or to use his line item veto
power to cut the Legislature's budget.
Historically, fiscal conservatives have sought restraint from a line item veto
or balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.