Wednesday, May 21, 2008

House easily overrode President Bush's veto
At last!

In swift rebuff, House overrides Bush veto of farm bill

Republicans broke with White House on the measure

By Jonathan Weisman and Dan Morgan Washington Post / May 22, 2008

WASHINGTON - The House easily overrode President Bush's veto of a $307 billion farm bill last night, handing him the most significant legislative rebuff of his presidency after Republicans broke with the White House en masse to side with farm groups, antihunger advocates, and the biofuels industry.

With a Senate override vote all but guaranteed, Congress prepared to deliver only the second veto override of Bush's presidency and the first on a major piece of legislation.

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