White House Threatens To Veto Military Spending Bill

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- The White House threatened Wednesday to veto the U.S. House of Representatives' appropriations for military construction and veterans' affairs as part of a larger fight over 2013 spending levels, saying it would continue to oppose bills that ignore limits from last summer's deficit-reduction deal.

H.R. 5854, which was up for debate on the House floor Thursday, includes $71.7 billion in discretionary funding — the same as the 2012 level — and funds military infrastructure, including bases and housing, as well as veterans’ benefits and programs....
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