House Override Fails, Threatening Academic Earmarks –
I feel more of an investment in the appropriations bill this year than I have in the past and consequently more disappointment in the expected failure to override the veto. As the Chronicle‘s analysis notes, “The compromise bill would allot $147.2-billion to labor, health, and education, about $3.5-billion less than Congress had proposed, but more than the president’s budget request of $140.9-billion, says Congress Daily. The new spending level would be 1.8 percent above the 2007 level, not enough to keep up with inflation.”