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DefenseMonday, October 19, 2015

NSN backs President’s NDAA veto threat

NSN backs President’s NDAA veto threat October 19, 2015 | THE HILL Dozens of progressive outside groups are pushing President Obama to veto an annual defense bill over extra war funds. Thirty-seven groups sent a letter to Obama on Friday voicing their support for his threat to send the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) back to Congress because of the extra $38 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding. “We believe that the separate funding stream in the form of the Overseas Contingency Operations Account is being used to shield the Pentagon from the pressure meant to be produced by the Budget Control Act caps, while none of that relief is being offered to the other spending bills which fund the vital needs of all Americans,… Read More ›

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