WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has enacted a massive election-year
farm bill over President Bush's veto.
More than 90 percent of the bill will become law after the
Senate voted 82-13 to override Bush's veto Thursday. The president
claimed it was too expensive and too generous with subsidies for
But the version that Bush vetoed was missing 34 pages on
international food aid and trade. That will require Congress to
send another bill to Bush.
The $290 billion bill increases food stamps by $1 billion a
year. It also increases subsidies for some crops and for the first
time subsidizes growers of fresh fruits and vegetables.
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