White House Continues Veto Threats As House Appropriations Bill Reaches Floor

By Tony Bertuca / June 10, 2015 at 11:23 AM
The Obama administration has issued another veto threat as the full House takes up its version of the fiscal year 2016 defense appropriations bill. The bill, which sticks to the GOP-crafted budget blueprint, would fund the Defense Department to a $499 billion base level in line with mandatory Budget Control Act spending caps, but $34 billion below the president's request. However, the bill would also add $38 billion to the president's $51 billion overseas contingency operation request because that account...

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