Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bush Veto Overridden for the First Time

We should not let this moment pass unnoticed: a bill vetoed by Bush has been overridden by congress for the first time. The bill the bush vetoed would fund "Army Corps of Engineers projects, such as dams, sewage plants and beach restoration ... It also includes money for the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast and for Florida Everglades restoration efforts." This is the bill that Bush would choose to veto. Pure evil.

"Congress Overrides Bush Veto First Time" —

The vote was 79-14 to pass the bill. Enactment was a foregone conclusion, but it still marked a milestone for a president who spent his first six years with a much friendlier Congress controlled by his Republican Party. Now he confronts a more hostile, Democratic-controlled legislature, and Thursday's vote showed that even many Republicans will defy him on spending matters dear to their political careers.


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