NOVEMBER 8TH, 2007 | Harkin for Senate
The Senate voted today to override President Bush’s veto of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that authorizes $23 billion in new water and flood-control projects in Iowa and states around the country.
The WRDA passed in the Senate 79-14 and in the House 361-54 with strong bipartisan support in both chambers. Following the vote in the Senate, Harkin released the following statement:
“Today the Senate ensured that Iowa could improve its waterway and infrastructure needs so that our communities remain safe and our businesses continue to grow. We chose to support our farmers by providing lower cost and more energy efficient movement of their products. Republicans and Democrats proved today that if we keep working together we can overcome our country’s challenges and our president’s veto threats.”