President Urusemal vetoes additions to Congress
Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): October 7, 2004 - President Joseph J. Urusemal has vetoed two Congressional measures intended to create new positions in the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Congressional Acts 13-61 and 13-62, had proposed to add the position of an "Economist" and a "Director of Administration and Budget" to the staff of Congress and exempt the positions from the Pubic Service System.
President Urusemal said the addition of the two positions would be a reversal of current efforts by the government to reduce spending, particularly on operations. His letter to Speaker Peter M. Christian urged that should reorganization be necessary at the Legislative Branch, Congress should "draw on the experience of its existing staff in creating new structure."
Along with the two vetoed measures, the President had also signed six new Congressional measures into Law. They are:
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