Tags: Biden Earmarks

Biden: No Veto Threat on Spending Bill with Pork

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama would sign a congressional spending measure even if contains lawmakers' pet projects.

Biden says the president will look at the proportion of those projects — known as earmarks — in a bill to keep the government running into early next year.

But Biden tells NBC's "Meet the Press' that Obama won't veto the bill simply because it contains earmarks, especially if a veto would jeopardize troop safety.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid abandoned a spending bill on Thursday that was stuffed with more than $8 billion in earmarks. He acted after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support. The bill included $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
InsideCover
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says President Barack Obama would sign a congressional spending measure even if contains lawmakers' pet projects.Biden says the president will look at the proportion of those projects — known as earmarks — in a bill to keep the...
Biden Earmarks
125
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved