House farm bill negotiators outlined Thursday a bipartisan compromise that jettisons Senate disaster aid funds but promises to have enough Republican support that it could overcome any future veto by President Bush.
“If the White House is stupid enough to veto this, they’re going to get overridden,” House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) told Politico. “That’s where we’re at right now.”
“I told [Agriculture Secretary Ed] Schafer, they aren’t just being unreasonable, they’re going to be totally irrelevant. This is the big thing that has happened here in these last few days.”>>>MORE