Obama Targets Spending Levels In Defense Bill Veto Threat

Law360, New York (May 16, 2012, 7:34 PM ET) -- The White House said Tuesday it would veto the current version of the 2013 defense spending bill, set for a vote Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives, because the bill's provisions on nuclear weapons, treatment of detainees and overall funding levels would all be deal-breakers for the administration.

The White House also opposed several other provisions in the bill without threatening a veto, including the bill's increase to small business contracting goals, changes to planned increases to military health insurance contributions, revived weapons programs, limitations...
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