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Obama vetoes NDAA over Gitmo, budget workaround

Thursday, October 22, 2015 13:27
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President Barack Obama has vetoed the military funding bill passed by Congress, envisioning almost $1 billion in aid to Syrian rebels and the Kiev regime.

As the primary reason for vetoing the House Resolution 1735, as the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is known, Obama cited the allocation of $38 billion into a war fund not subject to budget caps, saying it “irresponsibly” ducks the spending caps established by the 2011 Budget Control Act. He has called on the Republican-controlled congress to abolish the caps and increase government spending on both military and domestic programs.

Another point of contention is Subtitle D of the bill, with provisions making it nearly impossible to shut down the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay ….


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