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President Poised to Veto Presidential Records Act Bill

Yesterday a Statement of Administrative Policy on H.R. 1255, was posted on the Office of Management and Budget web site. The statement asserts, “if H.R. 1255 were to be presented to the President, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” H.R. 1255, also titled the “Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007”, would overturn President Bush's 2001 Executive Order 13233 that allows presidents, vice presidents, former presidents, and even the families of former presidents to delay or withhold presidential records indefinitely.