Breaking News

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:32pm

President uses signing statement after campaigning otherwise

President uses signing statement after campaigning otherwise
News

POSTED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:47pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 6:50pm

Last night, President Obama used  a signing statement.

It was an effort to change the meaning of the defense funding bill that congress sent to him for his signature:

The president's signing statement clarified many points he opposed in the bill while still approving it.

Yet while campaigning for president in 2008, Mr. Obama said that "signing statements" are a presidential power grab, and made clear he believed they violate the constitution.

Here is the entire text of his signing statement.

 

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment