By DEB RIECHMANN
Washington (AP) -- Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill that he has threatened to veto over an ongoing battle between Democrats and Republicans about government spending.
The Senate voted to approve the measure 70 to 27.
By Jennifer Rubin
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)
"$612 billion, that's what the President asked for and that's what this bill provides. There is no difference between the two." - Chairman Thornberry
Last week the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) called on President Obama to "refrain from vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act for 2016." MOAA is the largest military officers association in the United States. MOAA President, Vice Admiral Norbert Ryan, Jr., USN (Ret.), wrote to the White House on behalf of the associations more than 390,000 members saying:
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Deb Reichmann - Associated Press - October 5, 2015