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House Votes to Override President's Veto of Water Bill

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HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT'S VETO OF WATER BILL

Congressman Kenny Hulshof applauds the passage of the Water Resource Development Act over the veto of the President.

The following is a statement from U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof regarding the vote to override President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA):

"Today the U.S. House of Representatives correctly voted to override President Bush's ill-advised veto of WRDA.

"On several occasions I have taken to the floor of the House to help my colleagues understand the importance of this measure. Unfortunately, those arguments seem to have fallen upon deaf ears in the White House. That is what makes this first veto override of the Bush Administration necessary.

"Among other things, WRDA contains improvements to the infrastructure of the upper-Mississippi River. The enhanced locks and dams will make river navigation safer and more manageable. This will have a positive impact for our environment, our farmers, the economy and safety along our nation's highways through decreased congestion.

"The failure of some to recognize these benefits remains a mystery. It is my hope that Senator Claire McCaskill will represent her constituents in rural Missouri and join with Senator Bond to override this veto as quickly as possible so we may get to work on these long-overdue improvements."


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