The House began debate Friday on the legislation authorizing as much as $1.7 billion of incentives as part of Missouri’s effort to land production of the 777X commercial airplane.
In early November, Webb, 38, was charged with seven campaign finance law violations and one count of felony stealing.
The Senate voted 24-10 on Wednesday to override Nixon’s veto. The House did not vote on the bill after an earlier vote on similar legislation fell shy of the needed two-thirds majority.
Senators voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override. The House supported the override 108-53, but that is one vote short of the needed two-thirds majority.
Senators supported the override 24-6 on Wednesday. It fell short of the needed two-thirds majority in the House, where legislators supported the override 107-53.
Senators supported the override 25-9 on Wednesday. But the House vote of 90-71 fell well short of the two-thirds majority required to override a veto.
Missouri House Republicans sided with Majority Leader John Diehl, of Town and Country, who had been challenged by Rep. Caleb Jones, of California, Mo.
The 109-49 House vote met the bare minimum needed for a veto override, but the legislation still must get a two-thirds majority in the Senate for it to become law.
“I think it’s going to go right down to the wire,” says Rep. Mike Colona, D-St. Louis. As for the Missouri Senate, Sen. Joe Keaveny hopes the Senate doesn’t even bring the bill up for a vote.
The attorney argued the subpoenas impose an unreasonable burden by providing too little notice and taking the employees away from important work.