House to Consider MilCon/VA Bill; White House Threatens Veto

June 4, 2024

The House is expected this week to consider its appropriations bill for military construction and Veterans Affairs, which the Appropriations Committee passed two weeks ago with only Republican votes.

The White House said Monday that President Biden would veto the bill over conservative policy riders, as The Hill reported.

“House Republicans are again wasting time with partisan bills that would result in deep cuts to law enforcement, education, housing, health care, consumer safety, energy programs that lower utility bills and combat climate change, and essential nutrition services,” the White House said.

Appropriators in the House and Senate are just beginning to consider the 12 annual spending bills for fiscal year 2025, which starts in October.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant

June 4, 2024

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