Obama Proposes Legislation on Spending Bills

Monday, May 24, 2010

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President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would require lawmakers to vote on spending bill cuts if the president finds  pork barrel spending in a bill.

The Associated Press reports that the legislation would allow the President to review spending bills that have already been signed into law for two months or more, looking especially for pork barrel spending. If the president finds any, he or she could send the bill back to Congress to recommend spending cuts. Congress would be required to vote on whether to accept or reject the cuts.

Senate Democrats filibustered a similar proposal three years ago.

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