Call Now To Demand Override of Bush Veto

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on overriding the president's veto of the Labor-Health-Education funding bill. Bush's veto threatens:

* $300 million from the Head Start program, affecting over 30,000 preschool children;
* $800 million from special education programs for children with disabilities;
* Half of the funding for career and technical education programs: and,
* $100 million from Teacher Quality grants.

These are the Ohio members of the House who voted against the bill before Bush vetoed it, all Republicans:

Steve Chabot - 202-225-2216
Jean Schmidt - 202-225-3164
Jim Jordan - 202-225-2676
John Boehner - 202-225-6205
Pat Tiberi - 202-225-5355

Call now!!!!

Sure, Jeff...

Get rid of this stuff and we'll talk...

· $300,000 requested by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for an “Exploratorium” in her district – one of more than $4.5 million in earmarks Speaker Pelosi has piled onto the troops and veterans bill.

· $1 million requested by Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Tim Johnson (D-SD), and Tom Harkin (D-IA) for the Thomas Daschle Center for Public Service and Representative Democracy in Brookings, South Dakota. This earmark was “airdropped” into the conference report without any debate or public scrutiny in the House or Senate.

· $1 million requested by Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) for the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

· $100,000 requested by Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA) for O’Neill Sea Odyssey, an “educational” program conducted “on board a 65-foot catamaran sailing Monterey Bay.”

· $3.2 billion for 56 programs in the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services that the President’s Budget proposed to terminate, such as $9 million for an Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners Program.

· $1.5 million requested by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) for the Working for America Institute, a union-based training program.

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