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House OKs $642B Defense Bill that Obama Threatened to Veto
Detroit News Staff and Wires
May 18, 2012
The Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that would restore proposed reductions of military personnel and hardware in President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget plan.
Despite a White House veto threat, the House approved its budget legislation by a vote of 299 to 120.
But it rejected an amendment that would have barred indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even for U.S. citizens seized on American soil.
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