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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution authorizing the President to disapprove or reduce an item of appropriations.

This resolution was introduced on January 19, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 19, 1995 (Introduced).

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104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 59

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution authorizing the President to disapprove or reduce an item of appropriations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 1995

Mr. POSHARD introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution authorizing the President to disapprove or reduce an item of appropriations.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution if ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after its submission to the States for ratification:

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    ‘The President may reduce or disapprove any item of appropriation in any Act or joint resolution, except any item of appropriation for the legislative branch of the Government. If any Act or joint resolution is approved by the President, any item of appropriation contained therein which is not reduced or disapproved shall become law. The President shall return with his objections any item of appropriation reduced or disapproved to the House in which the Act or joint resolution containing such item originated. The Congress may, in the manner prescribed under section 7 of article I for Acts disapproved by the President, reconsider any item disapproved or reduced under this article, except that only a majority vote of each House shall be required to approve an item which has been disapproved or to restore an item which has been reduced by the President to the original amount contained in the Act or joint resolution.’.