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.