Thursday, November 08, 2007

Senate Overrides Presidential Veto in Water Resources Bill

President Bush received the first veto override of his presidency today when the Senate approved the $23 million Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (H.R. 1495). The Senate voted to reject the President's veto 79-14 (with 7 not voting). The House voted on Tuesday to override the veto 361-54 (with 17 not voting). Both votes exceed the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto. View the press release from the White House on the November 2nd veto of the water resources bill.

For more information? Read "Congress Hands Bush First Veto Override" from the Washington Post and "Senate Overrides Veto on Water Resources Bill, Joins House" from FOX News.

Still want more? Check out the library's guides on Congress, Presidents, and Water Resources.

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