If Nancy Boyda cared about funding the troops rather than sending political messages, she would express some outrage with Nancy Pelosi's failure to promptly send the President the funding bill . . . apparently, Ms. Pelosi is a slow reader.
President's Veto Dependent on House Speaker's Signature
By Susan Ferrechio CQ Daily
The much-anticipated presidential veto of the Iraq supplemental spending bill was to have taken place already, but a signature - or lack thereof - has been standing in the way.
And it's not President Bush's signature - it's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's.
The conference report on the bill (HR 1591 - H Rept 110-107) was adopted by the House and cleared by the Senate last week, but Pelosi, D-Calif., wanted time to personally read it and sign it before sending it to Pennsylvania Avenue.
"It's a major piece of legislation and you have to go through it word for word and line by line," Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami said Monday. "She believes this is very important legislation, which she will sign and the president will receive Tuesday."
The White House had wanted to get the bill and send it back, complete with the president's veto message, before the weekend.
But the House was out April 27, and Monday's session was canceled so members could attend the funeral of Juanita Millender-McDonald, D-Calif. Pelosi delivered a eulogy at the service in Los Angeles .
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.