Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Bush vetoed the Water Resources Development Act of 2007:
“Every day brings new evidence that President Bush is out of touch with the American people, and their priorities. Although 81 Senators voted to strengthen our environment and economy and protect our natural resources through the Water Resources Development Act, President Bush has again said no to these critical priorities. He has said no to providing authority for essential new navigation projects, no to programs to combat flood and coastal-storm damage and no to programs to restore ecosystems. And more than two years after failing to respond to the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, he is refusing to fund important projects guided by the Army Corps of Engineers that are essential to protecting the people of the Gulf Coast region. When we override this irresponsible veto, perhaps the President will finally recognize that Congress is an equal branch of government and reconsider his many other reckless veto threats.”
For more information, please see: Ten Reasons President Bush Should Not Veto The Water Resources Development Act.