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House Preps for Veto Showdown on Iraq Spending

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House Preps for Veto Showdown on Iraq Spending

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House Preps for Veto Showdown on Iraq Spending

House Preps for Veto Showdown on Iraq Spending

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House Democrats say another veto showdown could come soon involving the next spending bill for the war in Iraq. If passed, it would require the president to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq. President Bush vetoed a similar bill last spring.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And one more story from Capitol Hill. We just heard about the first veto override of the Bush presidency. House Democrats say another veto showdown could come soon. That would happen over the next Iraq War spending bill. If that bill passes, it would require the president to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq. President Bush vetoed a similar bill last spring. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday, quote, "It's a war without end. We must reverse it."

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