Political Headlines June 7, 2012: House Passes Homeland Security Budget Bill 234-182 Under President Obama’s Veto Threat

POLITICAL HEADLINES

OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

House passes homeland security budget bill

The bill passed on partisan lines, unusual for homeland security questions.

Source: CS Monitor, 6-7-12

The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives.

The 234-182 vote was unusually partisan. Homeland security programs traditionally have enjoyed widespread support, but the Obama administration issued a veto threat against the bill in a protest over unrelated budget cuts proposed by Republicans in excess of last summer’s budget and debt deal….READ MORE

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