Council tweaks Title II to narrow president’s line-item veto authority


Ever since the Navajo Nation voted to give the Navajo President line-item veto power through a referendum in 2009, the Navajo Nation Council has accused the president of abusing that power.

The 24 th Navajo Nation Council its no different. These lawmakers saw a problem with President Jonathan Nez using his line-item veto authority on resolutions pertaining to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds. During the last day of the Navajo Nation Council Summer Session Wednesday, delegates decided to amend Title II pertaining to the line-item veto power.The legislation, 0153-20, was sponsored by Health, Education, Human Services Committee Chair Daniel Tso and co-sponsored by Speaker Seth Damon.

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