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H.R. 2 (104th): Line Item Veto Act

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To give the President item veto authority over appropriation Acts and targeted tax benefits in revenue Acts.

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Sponsor and status

William Clinger Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 1995
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Jan 4, 1995
104th Congress (1995–1996)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 6, 1995 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

160 Cosponsors (154 Republicans, 6 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 4 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Apr 9, 1996

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History

Jan 4, 1995
 
Introduced

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Jan 25, 1995
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 6, 1995
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 7, 1995
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Referral Instructions in the Senate.

H.R. 2 (104th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2. This is the one from the 104th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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