Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files
Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts and Senator Alan K. "Al" Simpson of Wyoming debate whether the President of the United States should have line-item veto authority as a budget tool. The line-item veto would allow the President to veto specific provision(s) of a bill and sign the rest of the bill. The episode aired on Monday, February 6, 1989, on the Mutual Broadcasting System.