Section 4
Line Item Veto Act

[Public Law 104–4; 110 Stat. 1200; April 9, 1996; S. 4]

Sec. 4. Conforming Amendments.

(a) Short Titles.—Section 1(a) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is amended by—

(1) striking “and” before “title X” and inserting a period;

(2) inserting “Parts A and B of” before “title X”; and

(3) inserting at the end the following new sentence: “Part C of title X may be cited as the ‘Line Item Veto Act of 1996’.”.

(b) Table of Contents.—The table of contents set forth in section 1(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is amended by adding at the end the following:

“Part C – Line Item Veto

“Sec. 1021. Line item veto authority.
“Sec. 1022. Special messages.
“Sec. 1023. Cancellation effective unless disapproved.
“Sec. 1024. Deficit reduction.
“Sec. 1025. Expedited congressional consideration of disapproval bills.
“Sec. 1026. Definitions.
“Sec. 1027. Identification of limited tax benefits.”.

Counsel Notes

This section was not classified to the U.S. Code. It was set out in the Notes in 2 U.SC. 900.


The Joint Explanatory Statement of the Managers of Conference on the Line Item Veto Act included this description:

Section 4. Conforming amendments

Section 4 makes three conforming amendments. First, this section amends the short title of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to clarify that the short title of Impoundment Control Act shall refer to parts A and B of title X. The amendment further specifies that part C of title X shall be cited as the Line Item Veto Act of 1996.

Second, section 4 makes a conforming amendment to the table of contents in the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act to include a listing of the contents of part C, referencing sections 1021 through 1027.Third, section 4 amends section 904(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to clarify that the provisions of sections 1025 and 1027, relating to Congressional consideration of a disapproval bill and identification of limited tax benefits, in an exercise of the rulemaking powers of the House of Representatives and the Senate. As a result, sections 1025 and 1027 are considered part of the rules of each House, respectively, and it supersedes other rules only to the extent that it is inconsistent with those rules. This is also a recognition of the constitutional right of both Houses to change these rules at any time, in any manner and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of each House.

U.S. House of Representatives, Line Item Veto Act: Conference Report to Accompany S. 4, (H. Rept. 104-491) March 21, 1996, p. 42.

Legislative History Notes

Pub. L. 104–4, 110 Stat. 1200, April 9, 1996 (Line Item Veto Act). 




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