Friday, October 23, 2015

Obama Vetoes Pay Raise For Troops

Lawmakers are lashing out at the Obama administration for vetoing on Thursday a major defense spending bill that would provide the U.S. military with a pay raise.
While the House and Senate approved the massive defense bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Obama vetoed it Thursday afternoon over a passage that would prevent terrorist detainees held at Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to the United States.
The NDAA also provides funding to most American military operations and defense efforts across the globe, including efforts to battle the Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist groups. Future funding for these operations will be stalled until Obama decides to approve the legislation.

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