The House of Representatives approved a $690 billion defense budget that would limit President Obama’s ability to reduce the country’s nuclear arsenal and to transfer terrorism suspects.

Money_Out_of_HatThe House of Representatives approved a $690 billion defense budget that would limit President Obama’s ability to reduce the country’s nuclear arsenal and to transfer terrorism suspects.

Obama has made nuclear nonproliferation a centerpiece of his foreign policy, saying he envisions a world free of nuclear weapons while championing the New START treaty with Russia. The Republican-controlled House pushed back on that by making any moves to reduce the country’s stock of nuclear weapons or move weapons subject to Congressional approval.

The Obama administration has threatened a veto of the bill, which would have to be reconciled with a yet to be drafted Senate version before it could become law.

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Source: International Business Times