House Passes Line Item Veto Bill

The House passed HR 3521, a bill which allows the President to rescind  any part of a spending bill, and upon the rescission being confirmed by both houses of Congress, the portion cut from the bill would be applied to the deficit.

The measure passed in a mixed partisan vote, 254 – 173, with 197 Republicans and 57 Democrats voting for it, and 41 Republicans and 132 Democrats against.

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