Biden Threatens Veto Of Veteran Funding Over Abortion, LGBT Provisions

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The Center Square [By Casey Harper] –

U.S. House Republicans passed legislation Wednesday to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction, but a battle over abortion, sexuality and other issues may sink the bill.

The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025 features $378.644 billion in spending. 

That funding includes $147.520 billion for the Department of Defense’s military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and “related agencies.”  

Wednesday’s legislation is one of 12 appropriations bills needed to fund the government, and was passed largely along party lines.

U.S. House Republicans passed legislation Wednesday to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction, but a battle over abortion, sexuality and other issues may sink the bill.

The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025 features $378.644 billion in spending. 

That funding includes $147.520 billion for the Department of Defense’s military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and “related agencies.”  

Wednesday’s legislation is one of 12 appropriations bills needed to fund the government, and was passed largely along party lines.

“Similar to last year, H.R. 8580 includes numerous, partisan policy provisions with devastating consequences including harming access to reproductive healthcare, threatening the health and safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Americans, endangering marriage equality, hindering critical climate change initiatives, and preventing the Administration from promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion,” the White House said in a statement.

Besides LGBT issues, the White House opposes the legislation’s limits on the use of taxpayer funds for abortions.

“The Administration strongly opposes section 255 of the bill, which would prevent VA from using funds to implement, administer, or otherwise carry out the Final Rule published on March 4, 2024, which expanded access to abortion counseling and abortion under limited circumstances for certain veterans and VA beneficiaries,” the White House said in a statement.

5 thoughts on “Biden Threatens Veto Of Veteran Funding Over Abortion, LGBT Provisions

  • June 6, 2024 at 5:32 pm
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    LGBTQI+ “people” are detriments to our military.

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  • June 6, 2024 at 6:11 pm
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    The military and the VA are not that fools political toy. That man needs his head examined. He and his crony’s are playing a dangerous game. Enlistments are already at an all time low, when a veteran asks for the VA benefits he or she has earned, the wait times for appointments are horrendous. Both my wife and I have appointment booked for 2025. These were made in 2023 and 2024. If you jerks want to play games, inject hands into front pants pocket and play pocket pool.

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    • June 6, 2024 at 9:43 pm
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      Biden is a pandering fool!

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  • June 6, 2024 at 6:59 pm
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    We the tax payers of America should be enraged that the President (not for long) would put abortion and ABCDEF interests above the brave men and women who serve this country. The military is not a political chess piece for him to move around. We must stand up in November to this idiot……

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