Finally the Congress Critters overide the pResidents veto on water bill.
President Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill despite his protest that it was filled with unnecessary projects.
The bill funds hundreds of Army Corps of Engineers projects, such as dams, sewage plants and beach restoration, that are important to local communities and their representatives. It also includes money for the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast and for Florida Everglades restoration efforts.
Let us hope that some money gets to where the need is most urgent.
UPDATE: 11/10/07 My title is erroneous. I read the news of this bill too superficially. This Water Resources Bill lacks funding or priorities. Sen. Feingold spelled out the reason he voted against overriding the veto. Short story - no priorities were set for the $23 billion dollars worth of projects. No money was authorized and only the existing $2 billion dollar budget is available. There is a monster backlog of debt and unfunded projects already. A miserable bill that needed work. Read Feingold's letter here.