Thursday, June 19, 2008

House votes to override Bush veto of farm bill--Pete Sessions votes "no"

Yesterday, the House voted to override Bush's veto of H.R. 6124, "To provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes." Even our two pro-Bush Senators, Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn voted in favor of overriding Bush's veto of their Senate bill. The slim minority who voted against this bill is illustrated by this map, by Notice that Texas voted against President Bush, putting us with the majority of the country. Only Utah, Wyoming and Wisconsin are in the president's column, along with Pete Sessions and a handful of Texas congressmen. (See Roll Call 417).

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