President To Lose Veto Fight - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

SHREVEPORT, LA-Nov. 6

President To Lose Veto Fight

President Bush is about to lose a veto fight
for the first time.
Today the House will vote to override Bush's veto of a 23
billion dollar water projects bill, and the Senate will soon
follow. Both chambers passed the bill with far more than the
two-thirds vote needed to override a veto.
The measure approves everything from wetlands restoration to new
locks on the Mississippi River. White House Press Secretary Dana
Perino says Bush understands many of the programs are important to
hometown districts. Still, he maintains the measure is filled with
congressional pork.
Is Bush upset about losing this veto battle? No, according to
Perino. She says he's "just fine with it." Plus, she adds this
measure is just an authorization bill. The actual spending will
have to be approved in future votes.
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