Paul Ryan on The Constitution
Legislative Line Item Veto
In March of 2006, Congressman Ryan introduced the Line-Item Veto Act. The legislation was an attempt to reduce the budget deficit by giving the President a modified line item veto. While the President was given the right to line out any item in the budget, it required an up or down vote on each item in the House. In later testimony, he stated that the bill would shine a light on the earmark process. The legislation passed the House in June of 2006.
Reintroduction of Line Item Veto
In March of 2009, Congressman Ryan issued a statement noting that he and other Congressmen and Senators were reintroducing legilsation to give the President a line-item veto that was then voted on by the Congress.
Expedited Legislative Line-Item and Rescissions Act
In February of 2012, Congressman Ryan released a press statement noting his support for several pieces of legislation, including a line-item veto act.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.