This morning (November 13), President Bush vetoed a bill aiming to linkurl:increase;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/45169/ 2008 NIH funding by $1.4 billon, from $28.6 billion linkurl:in 2007;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/49077/ 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;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53852/ last week, because it spends $9.8 billion more than his proposed budget. According to the linkurl:Associated Press,;http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH?SITE=MAFIT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT 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;http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR03043:@@@R will now be sent back to Capitol Hill for a vote to override the veto.
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