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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:52 PM
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House Passes $646 Billion Defense Bill (AP)
Source: Associated Press

House Passes $646 Billion Defense Bill
House Approves $646 Billion Defense Policy Bill,
Restricts Foreign Buys


WASHINGTON, May. 17, 2007

(AP) The House passed a $646 billion defense bill Thursday that
supports the Pentagon's ambitious weapons acquisition program but
would place new restrictions on foreign-made technology the military
could buy.

The legislation, approved 397-27, has drawn a veto threat from the
White House because of its "Buy American" provisions. The measure
covers defense spending for the budget year that begins Oct. 1.

In recent years, the Defense Department and Congress have locked
horns over this issue. Lawmakers want to protect suppliers in their
districts; the Bush administration typically has sided with industry
in opposing tough new restrictions.

-snip-

The White House also threatened a veto over proposed changes to
the Pentagon's personnel policies. The legislation would restore
collective bargaining rights and access to an appeals process for
certain employees.

-snip-

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/05/17/ap/politics/m...
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:10 PM
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1. This is another one I hope Dubya vetoes.
Maybe Congress will finally get upset enough to just not send him a bill.
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