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Trump raises China concerns as reason to veto defense bill


December 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a new rationale Sunday for threatening to veto the annual defense policy bill that covers the military's budget for equipment and pay raises for service members: China. He did not specify his concerns.

Republican lawmakers have said the wide-ranging defense policy bill, which the Senate sent to the president on Friday, would deter Chinese aggression and must become law as soon as possible.

Both the House and Senate passed the measure by margins large enough to override a potential veto from the president, who has a history of failing to car...

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