House overrides Bush veto on water resources bill

The House voted 361-54 on Tuesday to override President Bush's veto of a popular $23 billion water resources bill.

The tally was 90 votes more than the two-thirds needed, as Republicans joined Democrats in overriding the veto. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation as early as today.

The bill includes water projects for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, both of South Dakota. There are also provisions for a tribal water partnership programs.

Get the Story:
On Water Bill, House Votes to Override Bush Veto for First Time (The Washington Post 11/7)
Republicans Join Vote to Override Water Bill Veto (The New York Times 11/7)

Get the Bill:
Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (H.R.1495)

Roll Call:
Passage, Objections of the President Not Withstanding (November 6, 2007)

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