Bush Readies Veto Stamp As House Passes Farm Bill

Law360 (May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A food and farm bill that would invest billions in nutrition and conservation programs passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a veto-proof margin Wednesday, moving the legislation to the U.S. Senate — and toward a likely showdown with President Bush, who has vowed a veto.

The House passed the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 by 318-106, according to the House Committee on Agriculture. Lawmakers from both parties praised the bill, while senior administration officials denounced the proposed law as "bloated" and "earmark-laden."...
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