Rumsfeld: President Should Veto Defense Bill if Senate's $7 Billion Cut is Upheld

By Dan Dupont / October 20, 2005 at 5:00 AM
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told House and Senate appropriators he will join with "the president's senior advisers" in recommending a veto of the defense spending bill should it sustain the Senate's proposed $7 billion cut. In an Oct. 18 "heartburn" letter to appropriators, who will soon produce a compromise version of the fiscal year 2006 defense appropriations bill, Rumsfeld says he opposes the reductions proposed by both the House and the Senate, singling out the $7 billion cut as...

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