Webb’s GI Bill Secures Veto Proof Senate Victory

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Delaware, McCain, Military, Money, Republicans, Webb

75-22. McCain didn’t vote, but stressed in recent weeks he was against it because it gave TOO much money to GIs.

From Craig Newmark’s blog:

Overwhelming GI Bill Victory in the Senate
World War II-Style GI Bill Passed as Part of War Supplemental

NEW YORK – Today, by an overwhelming 75-22 margin, the Senate passed the “Post-9/11 GI Bill” as part of the war supplemental funding bill. This bipartisan legislation, originally introduced by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), is whole-heartedly endorsed by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan Iraq veterans organization, and all the leading Veterans Service Organizations.

So does it go back to the House at this point or straight to the Prez? Because I’m pretty sure the House passed this on May 15th.

Anybody, anybody?


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2 Responses to “Webb’s GI Bill Secures Veto Proof Senate Victory”

  1. david Says:

    I think it goes back to the House for another vote because that version was different from the Senate one that passed today.

  2. Fern R Says:

    I second David. Bicameralism and presentment requires that the bill sent to the President is the same exact bill voted on by both houses.

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