May 23, 2008

The Farm Bill Becomes Law

A surprising turn of events. The Washington Post reports that House parliamentarian John Sullivan was able to find historical precedent for overriding the veto even though a section of the bill was missing. Based on his assessment (and others), the Senate voted to override and passed the Farm Bill with a resounding 82-13 decision. The missing section (the trade regulations in Title III) will be voted through as a separate bill after the Memorial recess.

That means it's over--this poor, shuffling, beat up bill is now law!

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