Thursday, May 22, 2008


Congressional Quarterly reports:

The House is likely to make an effort to override President Bush's veto of the farm bill. If the House musters the two-thirds majority required for an override, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said his chamber will vote before it recesses for the break.
The legislation took a year-and-a-half to write and reauthorizes crop subsidies and includes conservation programs, funding for food stamps, expands land-conservation programs and offers alternative energy incentives.