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White House Threatens Veto Of Defense Bill

30 Nov 2012

White House Threatens Veto Of Defense Bill

The White House is threatening a veto of the defense bill currently on the Senate floor if the measure is not changed, an official statement said Thursday. The statement on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) lists a number of objections to the legislation, including language which prohibits the use of Defense Dept. funds to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. (this amendment was approved last night 54-41), authorizations for various weapons programs not requested by the Pentagon, restrictions on U.S. force realignment in Japan, and limits on military use of alternative fuels. The statement says President Barack Obama’s senior advisers would recommend a veto of the bill if passed “in its current form.”

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