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Pelosi Statement on Senate Veto Override of Bipartisan Farm Bill

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Location: Washington, DC

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement this afternoon after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to override President Bush's veto of the bipartisan Farm Bill, one day after the House voted to override the veto.

"With overwhelming bipartisan votes, the House and Senate have both overridden President Bush's ill-advised veto of a Farm Bill that will reduce food costs, invest in energy independence to reduce gas prices, and reform our farm support system.

"This Farm Bill will ensure that future farm bills will never again look like those of the past. Thanks to the efforts of Chairman Peterson and many others, this bill makes an historic investment in energy independence and nutrition assistance, ensuring that its effects will also be felt far from farm country.

"With respect to Title III, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate to enact this remaining section as soon as possible."

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