Saturday, November 3, 2007

What Can Be More Important Than Water?

On President Bush’s Veto of Water Resources Development Act

November 2nd, 2007 by Speaker Pelosi

By vetoing the Water Resources Development Act, President Bush is attempting to prohibit much-needed investments in our water infrastructure, at a time when many regions in our country face serious threats from natural disasters caused by flooding, storm surge, and hurricanes.

The WRDA bill will help protect Americans from these disasters – repairing a levee or dam can prevent enormous loss of human lives and property by preventing a catastrophic flood. The WRDA bill contains more than 200 projects to protect communities from the devastating effects of flooding by building and repairing floodwalls and levees, as well as restoring wetlands that absorb floodwaters. In New Orleans, where the damage is already done, WRDA is essential to rebuilding that great city.

Because it makes these urgent investments in our infrastructure, WRDA has overwhelming bipartisan support. I urge Congress to vote next week to override the President’s veto and ensure that this bill becomes law

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If you think that it is time to act on America's infrastructure problem contact your Congressperson and let them know that you want them to over-ride the President's veto.

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