Wednesday, December 14, 2011

House passes HR 1540

This evening the House passed HR 1540, the FY 2012 DOD appropriations bill, by a bipartisan vote of 283 – 136. Democrats were evenly split on their voting on the bill and the Republican leadership was apparently able to hold more of their caucus under control for this bill, keeping all but 43 Republicans voting in favor of the bill.
While the Senate could vote on it this evening it may be tomorrow before it comes to the floor of the Senate. The Senate will almost certainly also vote to pass this bill; then it will go to the President. There are some unconfirmed media reports that President Obama’s threatened veto has been quietly lifted.

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