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November 19, 2007

House Veto Override Vote - H.R. 3043: Labor, HSS, Education Appropriations

H.R. 3043: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.

Conference Report Votes: Senate, House

11/13/2007: Vetoed by President. (text of veto message: CR H13825-13826)
Boehner Supports President's Veto of Pork-Laden Labor-HHS Spending Bill
The Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations conference report spends nearly $10 billion more the President's budget request.

Passage, Objections of the President Not Withstanding
Failed 277-141


Bush Veto Sets Up Clash on Budget
A budget dispute erupted into a full-scale battle Tuesday as President Bush vetoed the Democrats' top-priority domestic spending bill and the party's Senate leader threatened to withhold war funding if the president does not agree to pull out of Iraq.

Bush Vetoes Domestic Spending Bill, Signs Defense Measure
President Bush on Tuesday triggered a long-awaited showdown with the Democratic Congress over fiscal 2008 appropriations bills, signing the annual Defense spending measure while vetoing the bill funding health, education and labor programs.

House Republicans Sustain Veto of Pork-Laden Labor-HHS-Education Funding Bill

Some Hill Republicans Ready for Spending Compromise, but Bush Is Not
Senate Democratic leaders outlined a compromise proposal Thursday for completing the fiscal 2008 spending bills, and some Republicans indicated they are ready to start making deals.

Splitting the Difference Could Add Up to Appropriations Success
Democrats appear to have a new strategy that could help complete the appropriations process when Congress returns in December.

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