Veto Wars

Congress corners the President on family leave and cable bills

DESPITE THEIR EAGERNESS TO CLEAR OUT OF Washington for the campaign trail, House and Senate Democrats paused for a moment to put George Bush on the defensive. A bipartisan majority approved the family- and medical-leave bill, which would require companies with 50 or more employees to grant 12 weeks of unpaid leave for workers to care for new babies or sick relatives. Democrats denied they had revived the bill to push the President into a corner with the charge that he had deserted his family values theme. In issuing his veto, Bush proposed an alternative that would provide $1,200 in tax...

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