WASHINGTON -- President Bush made good on his promise to veto the $6.4 billion extended unemployment benefits bill Friday, while House leaders unveiled their revised highway bill and expressed hopes that it would pass by the end of this week.

In a brief ceremony with congressional Republican leaders in the White House Oval Office, the President sent the unemployment bill back to Congress for a likely override battle this week. Mr. Bush rejected the bill principally because it fails to adhere to the budget law's requirement that new mandatory benefits be offset with increased revenues or spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.

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