Posted by November 13th, 2007
President Bush vetoed the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill today. The bill would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by 3.1 percent over Fiscal Year 2007.
The Bush Administration has been in a fight with Congress over their domestic spending level and has threatened to veto any bill above what was proposed by his Administration.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, had this to say. “With today’s veto, the president has shown once again how out of touch and out of step he is with the values of America’s families,” he said. “Cancer research, investments in our schools, job training, protecting workers, and many other urgent priorities have all fallen victim to a president who squanders billions of dollars in Iraq but is unwilling to invest in America’s future.” (The Washington Post)
The bill will now be sent back to Congress for a veto override vote.