Fiscal 2017 budget deadline


Senate hears testimony on line-item veto

Earlier this week, President Obama sent to Capitol Hill a proposal that would give him the authority to veto individual provisions in an agency spending bill — a line-item veto.

Today, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony on this and other similar measures designed to let the President trim federal spending.

As Federal News Radio has been telling you, a budget show down could take place soon on Capitol Hill.

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Federal News Radio’s Max Cacas has been watching this hearing and the topic of spending cuts, and joins us now with the latest.