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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

House Overrides Incomplete Farm Bill

May 21, 2008
Bilirakis Blog

Today, the House successfully overrode a Presidential veto of a version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2419) that did not contain a section of the bill originally passed by Congress.

From Roll Call...

Democrats will have to pass another farm bill after the one sent to President Bush lacked an entire portion of the measure due to an enrolling error blamed on a faulty parchment printout machine.

...Title III of the farm bill, dealing with trade and foreign aid provisions, was omitted as a result. Democrats plan to correct the error by passing that title as a separate bill under a rule Thursday.

Discussions between House Leaders on the floor following the vote signaled ongoing discussions with how to proceed next. It remains unclear if this will be resolved by tomorrow.