The Line Item Veto in the U.S. Senate

On March 23, 1995, the U.S. Senate voted on S. 4, the Line Item Veto Act.  As part of the Contract with America, the Line Item Veto was promised and delivered to voters as a way to cull pork and other non-essential spending items from Congressional budgets.

This past Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives showed tremendous progress in renewing their committment to reining in unrivaled spending by passing H.R. 4890, The Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.

If and when the U.S. Senate takes it up is not yet known.  In 1995, it enjoyed broad bipartisan support.  Will it this time?  The time to start contacting your Senators is now. 

Here is how the U.S. Senate voted back in 1995. 

Will the Senators who supported the Line Item Veto in 1995 still support it in 2006?  Are they still committed to keeping congressional spending in check by giving the President and themselves the tools needed to scalpel out unnecessary pork projects?

If you contact your Senator, please visit back to this blog and under the comments, let us know if your Senator supports the The Legislative Line Item Veto Act of 2006.

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