Vetoes of Defense Authorization Bills, and More from CRS

10.05.15 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

If President Obama vetoes the pending FY2016 defense authorization bill, “it would mark the fifth time since 1961, when Congress enacted the first annual defense authorization bill, that a president has vetoed that measure,” according to the Congressional Research Service. See Presidential Vetoes of Annual Defense Authorization Bills, CRS Insight, October 1, 2015.

New and updated publications from the Congressional Research Service that were issued in the past week include the following.

Overview of the FY2016 Continuing Resolution (H.R. 719), October 1, 2015

Public Health Service Agencies: Overview and Funding (FY2010-FY2016), updated October 2, 2015

DHS Appropriations FY2016: Security, Enforcement and Investigations, October 2, 2015

Poland and Its Relations with the United States: In Brief, September 30, 2015

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2016 Budget and Appropriations, updated October 1, 2015

U.S. Agricultural Trade with Cuba: Current Limitations and Future Prospects, updated October 1, 2015

How Treasury Issues Debt, updated October 1, 2015

Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16 to 24 Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School, updated October 1, 2015

Kuwait: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy, updated October 1, 2015

Yemen: Civil War and Regional Intervention, updated October 2, 2015

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