White House Threatens To Veto Defense Appropriations Bill

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The White House threatened on Thursday to veto a U.S. Department of Defense appropriations bill 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.

In a statement by the Office of Management and Budget, the White House argued that adding unrequested funding for defense would depart from the deal reached last year under the Budget Control Act aimed at cutting $2 trillion from the deficit through cuts to discretionary spending...
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