Clinton Proposes Funding Decrease for Military, Increase for Education and the Environment

President Clinton announced a proposal Monday to reduce the fiscal 1997 military budget by $9.2 billion to $242.6 billion. His plan includes reductions in spending on both new weapons and operations and maintenance.

Clinton also said Monday he will veto a spending bill needed to keep the government open past March 15 if Congress does not provide more money for education and environmental protection this year. Vetoing the spending bill could result in another government shutdown.


March 5, 1996; Reuters - March 4, 1996

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