item veto

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item veto
 
n
(in the US) the power of a state governor to veto items in bills without vetoing the entire measure

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Effectively, it gives voters themselves a line-item veto.
Upton, who is a cosponsor of today's legislation, has long championed the presidential line-item veto as a means of reducing.
In addition, a line-item veto for the president would be a natural complement.
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