Will House Republicans Sustain a Veto of the Farm Bill?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, May 13, 2008.

  1. KenH

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    May 18, 2002
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    Prevention Is Better than Cure: More on That Veto Override

    As I should have mentioned in my previous post, the House and Senate are likely to vote on the Farm Bill conference report tomorrow.

    The bill, an abysmal one that carries a price tag of roughly $300 billion, will likely pass easily in the Senate, where an earlier version of the bill sailed through the chamber last year in a 79-14 vote.

    So the questions over the possibility of an override center mainly on the House, which will likely see a closer vote, but not by much.

    If House Republicans are unable to secure enough votes to sustain a veto, it would signify a remarkable failure of their leadership, especially of House Minority Leader John Boehner. Boehner has publically opposed the bill, but - along with House Minority Whip Roy Blunt - has refused to actively push his Republican colleagues to do the same.

    - more at www.cato-at-liberty.org/2008/05/13/prevention-is-better-than-cure-more-on-that-veto-override/
  2. carpro

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    Election year politics make it probable, as well as possible, that the veto will not be sustained.

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