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Rounds: Obama NDAA Veto a Slap in the Face to our Troops

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today made the following statement after President Obama vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):

“Having just returned from the Middle East where I met with government and military officials, it is evident the need to provide a stable and clear path forward in our military endeavors. It is very disappointing that the President would veto this military authorization bill, simply because he wants to spend more money on agencies like the IRS and EPA. Holding our military men and women as hostages for this political agenda is not acceptable.”

President Obama vetoed the bill even though it met the funding levels he had requested. It now heads back to the House and Senate, where a 2/3 majority in each chamber will be required to override the veto. 

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