Today, the administration informed leaders on Capitol Hill of President Bush's intention to veto the $21 billion Water Resources Development Act set to pass this week.
The bill includes an unprecedented $5.5 billion in funding for ecosystem restoration on the Mississippi, coastal Louisiana, and for the Great Lakes and the Everglades.
The letter, co-signed by heads of the Assistant Secretary of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget Director, cites the bill's overall cost as the reason for the veto. There has been speculation that Congressional supporters of the bipartisan bill have the votes to override a veto. “The views expressed in user comments do not reflect the views of Audubon. Audubon does not participate in political campaigns, nor do we support or oppose candidates.”