Boehner Statement on Line Item Veto |
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the line item veto proposal put forward by President Bush:

“I have always supported giving the President the authority to exercise the line item veto as a means to help rein in wasteful spending.  It is a useful tool that rejects the status quo as well as the agenda of more government spending that congressional Democrats want desperately to protect.  It is important that any proposal give the President real authority to eliminate worthless pork in the budget and meet the test of Constitutionality as well.  As Republicans move forward on putting together a responsible budget, we will be discussing this issue as a Conference.”