line-item veto


Definition of line-item veto

: the power of a government executive to veto specific items in an appropriations bill without vetoing the bill altogether

Examples of line-item veto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All bills that include spending proposals are considered appropriations bills, which the governor can line-item veto. Dharna Noor,, 11 Aug. 2022 The House also overrode Beshear's line-item veto of House Bill 243 — the legislative branch budget bill — which struck state legislators from being eligible for the same 8% raise. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, 13 Apr. 2022 This is a good policy that too few states emulate, and Florida taxpayers can be grateful that their Governor has a line-item veto and is willing to use it. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 6 June 2022 State officials had planned a $132 million rehabilitation of the property, but Gov. Greg Abbott used his line-item veto to strike it from the state budget in 2015. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Apr. 2022 Some state governors have a line-item veto; the Supreme Court has held the president can’t exercise one. Josh Blackman, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 Groundwork Ohio, an early childhood education advocate, championed the $639 million that will go to child-care providers, as well as the line-item veto. cleveland, 23 Dec. 2021 But a future court order, and an old law, could change that The governor has line-item veto authority on budget bills. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 29 Sep. 2021 The Senate’s proposals, which passed by a party-line, 25-8 vote, still have to survive talks between House and Senate budget negotiators, as well as avoid a potential line-item veto from DeWine. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of line-item veto

1979, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of line-item veto was in 1979

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18 Aug 2022

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“Line-item veto.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Legal Definition of line-item veto

: an executive veto of a specific item in an appropriations bill


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