Alexandria, VA - November 16, 2007 - This week, President Bush turned his back on the future of our nation's schools and students by vetoing the FY2008 Labor-Health & Human Services-Education funding bill (H.R. 3043). Last night, the House of Representatives had an opportunity to correct that mistake by overriding his veto, but came up two votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority. We are deeply disappointed by these shortsighted actions.

The President's veto jeopardizes the federal investment in programs that impact a significant number of Americans - from education to healthcare The failure of the House to override the veto


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