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Trump’s Signing Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 Is Likely Unconstitutional, by Sam Wice

by Guest Blogger — Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Many of President Trump’s objections to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 are likely unconstitutional. The 708-page act funds the government for the remainder of the fiscal year and includes multiple restrictions on how President Trump can spend money, otherwise known as “riders.” In a signing statement, President Trump took issue with 76 of these […]