Military Defense Spending Bill Vetoed by US President
Barack Obama, US President, vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) since the spending for military defense would exceed caps set under the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the NDAA would restrict the moving of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. The proposed $612 billion NDAA includes a $38 billion increase for defense spending through the Overseas Contingency Operation (OCO) Fund, which is outside of the provisions of the Budget Control Act, which was made to limit military spending from FY2012-2021.
The White House claims that the proposed NDAA used the OCO to prevent budget restrictions for defense spending, while holding non-defense spending at the Budget Control Act limits. President Obama supports an equal $38 billion dollar increase in non-defense military spending under the NDAA, even though, this is opposed by Congressional Republicans.