U.S. House of Representatives record vote 1040, 110th Congress, Session 1

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Scored vote

Scorecard: Club For Growth 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 1}}}

Description:

"Vote on overriding President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act. The pro-growth vote was "nay" because this bill was stuffed with pork projects and because the total price tag was over 400% larger than the President's initial request. Passed 361-54."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.clubforgrowth.org/2008/05/the_2007_congressional_scoreca_1.php)

Scored vote

Scorecard: FreedomWorks 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 2}}}

Description:

"This water projects bill is bloated with over 900 special-interest earmarks, which far exceeds the $4.9 billion requested by the Army Corps of Engineers. The bill does not set any priorities and would result in funding for truly essential projects, like protections in Louisiana against future hurricanes, being drowned out in a sea of pork. “Yea” votes scored."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007_house.php?state=0&submit=Go)

Scored vote

Scorecard: U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"On November 6, the House voted to override the president’s veto of H.R. 1495, the Water Resources Development Act, 361-54, with the full support of the Chamber. This comprehensive water resources legislation is long overdue and provides the coordinated federal agenda needed to better protect the United States against severe weather and flooding and to facilitate commerce at the nation’s waterways and ports. H.R. 1495 provides the Army Corps of Engineers with the resources needed to undertake hundreds of fl ood control, navigation, and environmental mitigation projects over the next two years and ensures that transportation demands are met. Following House action to override the president’s veto, the Senate on December 8 voted to override the veto. The measure became law. The Water Resources Development Act—typically authorized on a two-year basis—is an important Chamber priority and had not been reauthorized since 2000."

(Original scorecard available at http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv_house.htm

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: {{{Vote position 4}}}

Description:

"Override President Bush's veto of the Water Resources Development Act. November 6. (361-54; 277 votes required in this case to override the veto)"

(Original scorecard available at http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house_votes.htm

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