President Would Veto Troop Bill

In a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP), the White House said it would veto H.R.1363, which would provide funding for our military for the remainder of the fiscal year.  The SAP called the bill a “distraction.”  While President Obama’s position is disappointing, especially for our military, it is also contradictory.

The SAP calls for “Congress [to] send a final bill to the President’s desk that provides certainty to our men and women in military uniform.”  H.R.1363 would do just that, but President Obama is opposed because it does not cover the entire government for the “rest of the fiscal year.”  To complicate matters further, the SAP also says the “Administration would support a short-term, clean Continuing Resolution to allow for enactment of a final bill.”

To summarize: Although President Obama says he wants to fund the troops, he will only accept a short-term measure that DOES NOT “provide certainty” to our military.

Apparently, the President agrees with Harry Reid!

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