Ryan and Feingold ready with line-item veto
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville highlighted their legislation this week to create a line-item veto to target wasteful earmarks, improve congressional accountability, and deter lawmakers from inserting frivolous spending into future bills.
The measure would allow the president to send earmarks back to congress for individual approval.
Ryan says Feingold will have to introduce the bill in the Senate first, because it doesn't have a chance of getting a vote in the house otherwise.