U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talks to the media on Obamacare following a Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington

House unlikely to override Obama veto of refugee bill, says Hoyer

U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talks to the media on Obamacare following a Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House, said on Tuesday there would not be enough votes in the chamber to override President Barack Obama’s promised veto of a bill tightening the clearance process for refugees from Syria. The Senate has not yet scheduled a vote on the bill passed by the House of Representatives on Nov. 19. Some lawmakers said they now expect Republican congressional leaders will include it in a spending bill that must become law by Dec. 11 to avoid a government shutdown.

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