Friday, June 29, 2012

White House Threatens To Veto The Defense Appropriations Bill

WH Issues Veto Threat On Defense Approps Bill -- DoD Buzz

The House’s Republican-controlled defense committees are 0 for 2 so far this year in yielding legislation that President Obama could sign. That may not come as a shock.

Still, there it is: Having already threatened to veto the House Armed Services’ Committee’s defense authorization bill in May, the White House has now threatened to veto the House Appropriations Committee’s defense bill, which sets aside funding for the Defense Department.

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Update #1: White House ‘Strongly Opposes’ House Appropriations Bill -- Defense News
Update #2: Obama threatens to veto defense appropriations bill -- The Hill

My Comment: This debate is going to continue until long after the November elections.

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