C-Span is reporting that President Bush has vetoed the $606 billion Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill. This is the sixth bill the President has vetoed. Only once has there been a successful over ride of his veto.
The Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill includes the following:
The measure provides:
_a 20 percent increase over Bush's request for job training programs.
_$1.4 billion more than Bush's request for health research at the National Institutes of Health, a 5 percent increase.
_$2.4 billion for heating subsidies for the poor, $480 million more than Bush requested.
_$665 million for grants to community action agencies; Bush sought to kill the program outright.
_$63.6 billion for the Education Department, a 5 percent increase over 2007 spending and 8 percent more than Bush sought.
_a $225 million increase for community health centers.