WASHINGTON - A $300 billion farm bill containing several bond provisions cannot be enacted until after June 3 when Congress returns from its Memorial Day recess because of a technical error that appears to have negated President Bush's veto and the subsequent congressional votes to override it.

House and Senate lawmakers thought they had successfully overridden a presidential veto of the farm bill on Thursday. But it was discovered afterwards that in the rush to get the bill to the Bush's desk, a clerk mistakenly left out several pages of the legislation. The president then vetoed the incomplete bill, and both chambers of Congress voted to override that inaccurate veto.

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