CNN, 11/8/7

The Senate on Thursday handed President Bush his first veto override — authorizing $23 billion in new water projects.

Bush spiked the measure Friday despite its overwhelming bipartisan support, calling it too costly and complaining that the 900 projects it authorized would overtax the Army Corps of Engineers.

But the House of Representatives passed it again Tuesday on a 361-54 vote — well beyond the two-thirds margin needed for an override — and the White House said it was resigned to seeing the bill become law.