Oklahomans Vote With Majority To Override Veto

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 7:37 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma's five members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined in the majority in voting to override President Bush's veto of a water projects bill. The bill includes more than $140 million for water-related projects in Oklahoma and for the buyout of homes and businesses in the Tar Creek Superfund site.

The bill doesn't appropriate money but sets congressional priorities. The money would have to be approved in separate bills.

The House voted 361-54 to override the veto with Oklahoma Representatives Dan Boren, Tom Cole, Mary Fallin, John Sullivan and Frank Lucas all voting to override.

The Senate is also expected to override the veto with Senator Jim Inhofe saying he will help in the effort.

An override would be the first of Bush's presidency.

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