Capitol Hill (AP) A bill that would provide another 163 billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan comes up for a vote in the house today.
Some democratic add-ons have drawn a veto promise from the White House.
One would slap a-half-point tax hike on people who make more than a-half million dollars a year and use the money to help cover expanded education benefits for veterans under the GI bill. The proposal would essentially provide a full scholarship at any
in-state public college for people who serve at least three years in the military.
The Pentagon fears that providing such a large benefit after only three years of service would hurt retention.
Another add-on would extend unemployment insurance for people whose benefits have run out.