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The power to agree to part of a proposal or bill and reject the rest of it is called?



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Line item veto, in the case of bills involving spending. The line item veto was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS in 1998 in Clinton v. City of New York in a 6-3 decision. Signing statements were widely used by George W. Bush to get around that decision, and they have not yet been tested in federal court, but many scholars believe that they would be struck down if a good case was brought against them.