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House passes Defense Authorization Bill

Timothy Kincaid

May 28th, 2010

The House of Representatives has passed the Defense Authorization Bill including the compromise (delayed) repeal of the anti-gay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell provisions. If the Senate companion bill passes, they will be reconciled and then go to the President who, it seems, may veto it and throw everything back into question.



Rob in San diego
May 28th, 2010 | LINK

Why is the President going to veto it, is it because the republicans are poisoning it with wasteful spending that he doesn’t want?

John in the Bay Area
May 28th, 2010 | LINK

A presidential veto is a very strong statement, as well as a demonstration that the president is willing to fight for or against something.

This president has shown neither of those characteristics throughout his presidency and now would be a very strange time to start given this Defense Authorization Bill is coming from a Congress controlled in both houses by Democrats.

I suspect he’ll sign whatever they send him.

May 29th, 2010 | LINK

He is threatening to veto it because it contains a provision to fund a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Yeah, if he vetoes it, we will be flat out told we are a lower priority than a single jet engine.

June 20th, 2010 | LINK

Gates is still squawking about a veto..

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