H.J.Res.71 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to authorize the President to reduce or disapprove any appropriation in any bill presented by Congress.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-6] (Introduced 11/04/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.71 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/04/2005)
Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes the President to reduce or disapprove appropriations in any bill, order, resolution, or vote, which is presented to him or her.
Declares that any legislation that the President approves and signs after such amendment shall become law as so modified.
Requires the President to return those portions of the legislation that contain reduced or disapproved appropriations with objections to the chamber where such legislation originated.
Allows Congress to consider separately any reduced or disapproved appropriations in the manner prescribed under the U.S. Constitution for bills disapproved by the President.