AN OPEN LETTER TO THE U. S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN SUPPORT OF THE LEGISLATIVE LINE-ITEM VETO ACT, H.R. 4890 Download the .pdf We the undersigned urge all Members of the United States House of Representatives to support the passage of the Legislative Line-Item Veto Act, H.R. 4890. Spending and earmarking are out of control. Indeed, the federal government last year spent a record $23,760 per household-adjusted for inflation, the most since World War II.