Leahy says he’s confident congress can override farm bill veto

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President Bush vetoed the farm bill today and Congress quickly moved to override him.

Senator Patrick Leahy says he’s confident that there are enough votes in the House and Senate to enact the law before the end of the week.

There’s talk in Washington of putting the veto to a vote as soon as today.

The bill passed earlier this month with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto.

The president says Congress spent too much money in the bill and used budget gimmicks to hide it.

But Leahy says the bill helps farmers and families who are struggling in a tough economy. The majority of the money in the $300 billion bill goes to food stamps and hunger relief.

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