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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Line-Item Uh-Oh

WASHINGTON -- The administration acknowledged Tuesday that it had unwittingly included funding for a 2002 Winter Games Olympic village among the 38 military construction projects that were struck by President Clinton this week in his first extensive use of the line-item veto authority.

White House officials said the $12.7 million project in Utah, probably would have been dropped from the $9.2 billion fiscal 1998 military construction spending bill because it failed to meet the administration's new spending criteria.

But some Republicans and Democrats said the oversight highlights what they perceive as the administration's arbitrary and careless use of the line-item veto.