President Bush on Dec. 28, 2007, vetoed a $696 billion defense-policy bill (HR 1585) that included improvements to veterans' health care benefits and pay increases for servicemembers, the Wall Street Journal reports (Pullizi, Wall Street Journal, 12/29/07).
The bill would have included nearly $950 million for military health care in fiscal year 2008. The bill included four amendments, including one that would have barred most personality-disorder discharges from the military until the Pentagon submits a report on such discharges and another that would have ensured wounded veterans receive transitional care from the military for 180 days from the time the servicemember is separated from active duty. T

President Bush Vetoes Defense-Policy Bill That Had Veterans Health Funding


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