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WH threatens defence bill veto over Confederate base names


WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening to veto a massive defence policy bill over a provision that would rename military bases such as Fort Bragg that are named after Confederate officers.
The veto threat came hours before the House voted Tuesday on the $741 billion annual defence authorization, a sprawling, bipartisan bill that includes a 3% pay raise for U.S. troops.
The House approved the bill, 295-125, sending it to the Senate, where lawmakers are considering a similar measure.
The White House issued a 13-page statement expressing “serious concerns” about multiple provisions of the bill, including the renaming of some military institutions …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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