President Biden could veto two Republican-backed bills proposing billions in budget cuts on multiple federal agencies, according to the White House.
The White House has said President Joe Biden could veto two Republican-backed appropriations bills proposing billions in budget cuts on multiple federal agencies due to come up for a vote this week.
The president can use veto powers to stop a bill passed by Congress from becoming law. However, Congress can override the president’s veto with a two-thirds vote in both chambers.
In two Oct. 30 statements of Administration Policy, the Biden administration said it “Opposes House passage” of the bills and said if either were presented to President Joe Biden, “He would veto them.”Related Stories
The White House also took the chance to criticize House Republicans for seeking more significant spending cuts than those arranged in an agreement made between the White House and former House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in May.
Rep. McCarthy was removed as House speaker through a vote instigated by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Mr. Gaetz’s principal complaint against the former speaker was he laid the path for passing legislation opposed by Republicans in his own party with support from elected Democrats. Former House