This morning (November 13), President Bush vetoed a bill aiming to linkurl:increase; 2008 NIH funding by $1.4 billon, from $28.6 billion linkurl:in 2007; to $30 billion next year. The bill outlined a total of $150.7 billion which includes funding for the departments of Labor and Education. Bush previously threatened to veto the bill, which both houses of Congress linkurl:passed; last week, because it spends $9.8 billion more than his proposed budget. According to the linkurl:Associated Press,; in remarks released by the White House, Bush railed against the Democrat-controlled Congress, saying that the majority was "acting like a teenager with a new credit card." Despite the support of more than 50 Republicans, Congress failed to pass the bill with the two-thirds majority necessary to override Bush's veto. linkurl:The bill; will now be sent back to Capitol Hill for a vote to override the veto.

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