Thursday, March 11, 2004

Legislators check executive power  

According to this NY Times article the Senate has put restrictions on Bush's ability to enact irresponsible tax cuts. A rule passed today requires that any tax cut proposed in the next five years must either be approved by 60 senators or offset by an equivalent reduction in government spending.

UPDATE: The resolution must be approved by a conference of House and Senate budget writers to take effect. According to a spokesperson for Dennis Hastert, House Republicans are planning to kill the amendment in conference.
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