Grassley: Congress will override a Farm Bill Veto

MAY 13TH, 2008 | ryan.alexander

Fellow Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley showed his support for the 2008 Farm Bill today by signing the farm bill conference report and announced he will work with Sen. Tom Harkin to override a veto by President Bush according to the National Journal (subscription only):

Grassley told Iowa reporters in his weekly teleconference that he is disappointed by the payment limitation provisions in the bill, but said they are better than current law. He also praised the bill’s “long list” of other changes, including farm program and tax provisions that he wants enacted. Grassley expects the White House will not push Republicans to sustain the expected veto. If Bush does push support for the veto, cautioned Grassley, he should expect “very weak loyalty in the Congress from his own party.”

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