Biden To Veto Upcoming Spending Bill?

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( – On Monday, the White House issued administration policy statements which included three veto threats against the spending bills that the House is planning to vote on. In the statements, it accuses all of the proposals of being “partisan” GOP bills. 

The spending bills in question are meant to address the Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense. However, the White House noted regarding these bills that rather than respective their previous agreement and moving towards a bipartisan appropriations bill that would be based on last year’s bills, the House GOP is instead pushing forward partisan bills that will just lead to cuts in education, healthcare, housing, law enforcement, and energy programs among other services. 

The administration also pointed out that the proposals included several provisions that would be harmful to LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, diversity, and climate change initiatives. It noted that should the bills pass through Congress and reach President Biden’s office he is going to veto them. This is an unlikely scenario considering the bills have little chance of passing through the Senate which is under Democratic control. 

This week House lawmakers are going to consider these funding bills, while Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has been pushing ahead with his appropriations process schedule. 

On Tuesday afternoon, the bills are going to appear before the House Rules Committee. The Homeland Security bill has 230 amendments, the bill on State/Foreign Operations has 210 amendments, with many of them being focused on Ukraine, while there are approximately 400 amendments for the Pentagon legislation.

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