Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Levee Protection Bill Dead for Now

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which I wrote about last week and includes billions for levee protection across Louisiana, has stalled in Congress. My post was about Bush's asinine veto threat, but in the end, the Senate was unable to vote on the bill before the August recess anyway, despite overwhelming House approval and a House-Senate joint committee agreement on the bill. Hopefully the measure will come up again when Congress reconvenes in the fall.

BTW, the conservative newspaper Human Events has a good article about the facts behind Bush's veto threat of the WRDA here.

1 comment:

doctorj2u said...

It is just the lives of American citizens that is as stake. No need for Congress to hurry. It is not that we are likely to get another hurricane any time soon, right?