Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Aero India 2023

House passes USD 612 billion defence bill opposed by Obama


A file photo.

WASHINGTON (AP): The House has passed a nearly USD 612 billion US defence policy bill despite a veto threat by President Barack Obama.

Democrats oppose it because they say the measure paves the way to cutting domestic programs later this year.

Friday's vote was 269-151 for the bill, which maps next year's military and national security programmes.

A 2011 bipartisan budget deal placed caps on defense and domestic spending. The defense bill skirts those limits by putting USD 89 billion of the total into an emergency war-fighting fund exempt from the caps.

Democrats predict that Republicans won't take similar steps to protect domestic programmes in upcoming spending bills.

Tags:

US  Defence Bill  Obama  

Other Related News

Indian Army marks 4 decades of presence in Siachen glacier

The induction of heavy-lift helicopters and logistic drones, deployment of all-terrain vehicles and laying of an extensive network of tracks are among a host of measures that have enhanced India's combat prowess in Siachen, the world's highest battlefield.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2023

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery