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Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ”whistle-blower” protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.
A series of stories in the Globe, which eventually won the Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor, pointed out that Bush used signing statements to disobey hundreds of bills approved by Congress on a wide range of issues.
They emerged as an issue after he used such statements to suggest he could bypass a law on harsh interrogations of terrorism detainees, and a law requiring the FBI to tell Congress how it was using expanded police powers under the Patriot Act.
The president also promised to “take appropriate and timely steps, whenever practicable” to let Congress know of his constitutional concerns about bills before they pass.
He also said he would clearly lay out his constitutional objection in any signing statements he does issue; Bush was harshly criticized for issuing signing statements with vague reasons.
The tone of her speech was eerily similar to her husband’s remarks during the launch of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in New York City on Monday.