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Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Victims Listed as Reason for Obama Veto Threat
Before leaving for the Memorial Day recess, the House set up a showdown with President Obama and the Senate with Friday's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Three days before the $642.5 billion spending bill passed 299-120, the Office of Management and Budget released a statement of administration policy on the bill, threatening a veto if numerous provisions remained in the legislation.
"If the cumulative effects of the bill impede the ability of the Administration to execute the new defense strategy and to properly direct scarce resources, the President's senior advisors would recommend to the President that he veto the bill," the OMB warned, stressing this with underlined text.
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