Wednesday, May 21, 2008

President Bush Vetoes Farm Bill; The House Overrides

For only the second time during his Presidency, George W. Bush has seen one of his vetoes reversed.

The House quickly rejected President Bush's veto of a $290 billion farm bill Wednesday, and the Senate was poised to follow suit, a stark rebuke of a president overridden only once in his two terms.
Republicans abandoned the president (and their House leadership) in droves over this bill, designed to provide assistance to farmers and pay for nutrition programs.
Supporters praised the spending on food stamps and emergency food aid.

"Twenty-five percent of my state is now in need of food assistance," said Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, R-Michigan. "I work for them, not for the president."

One would have to wonder, then, who Kansas Republican Representative Jerry Moran works for- he voted against today's successful override.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for helping kansans, nancy.

thanks for selling out, jerry.

and thanks for nothing, todd.

Anonymous said...

Who exactly are you running against, Nancy? You go after Moran and Tiahrt every chance you get. Don't you have enough to worry about in your own district without telling your colleagues how to represent theirs?

Anonymous said...

Who exactly are you running against, Nancy? You go after Moran and Tiahrt every chance you get. Don't you have enough to worry about in your own district without telling your colleagues how to represent theirs?

you know nancy isn't the one writing this blog, right?

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