Finally! A Bush veto override!

For the first time in his seven-year presidency, the US House of Representatives voted Thursday to override a veto by President George W. Bush.

In an effort to force through the 23 billion dollar “Water Resources Development Act” to fund numerous water projects, the Democrat-controlled House voted 361-54 — more than the two-thirds required — to override Bush’s veto last week of the bill.

Bush had condemned the bill, backed by both Democrats and members of Bush’s Republican party, as being too lavish and packed with plumb projects for members’ districts.

If the more closely-divided Senate can also muster a two-thirds vote to override, it will be the president’s first open defeat in Congress since he became president in 2001.

Bush has made use of his veto power on legislation five times so far during his two-term presidency.

2 Responses to "Finally! A Bush veto override!"

  1. Jeffers  November 7, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Pork barrel politics!

    There is no need for federal funding of local water projects.

    Peace without freedom is still slavery.

  2. Carl Nemo  November 7, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    Too bad they haven’t overridden Bushco on the important things like the Patriot Act, renewal of the Patriot Act, and his tinkering with the FISA Court Act etc., ad nauseam ad infinitum.

    Hopefully this will ensure “we the people” have clean water at Camp Halliburton…not! :|

    They give this guy hundreds of billions of dollars for continuing a war based on cooked intelligence courtesy of the Wolfowitz-Feith-Cheney rogue intelligence pipeline, but now they posture as heroes because they are able to muster an override on this really important, barn-burning issue…?! What a bunch of traitorous, spineless losers all of them!

    Carl Nemo **==

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