White House threatens veto over F-35 JSF funding

Wednesday - 5/25/2011, 4:28pm EDT

The White House is threatening to veto the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill. The White House says it wants some changes to the bill. The headliner they want off the bill is any additional funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter propulsion system, Government Executive reports. Congress stopped funding for the engine in this year's Continuing Resolution, but the House added the engine to the 2012 bill.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.