The White House says not so fast when it comes to upgrades of M-one Abrams tanks at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center.
In the past week we've told you about additional money in House Resolution 4310 for Abrams work at Lima and tank upgrades for Saudi Arabia and Egypt of tanks the U-S sold those countries years ago.
At issue is the proposed U-S tank upgrades put in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013.
There was bipartisan support for the 255 million dollars in the bill, still a low level rate of production to keep from ending tank work until the next generation of tank can be built in 2016 or 17.
Advisors are telling the President in a statement policy released by Congress that if the tank provision and some others are included in the bill, the President should veto it.
Third District Republican Congressman Mike Turner of Dayton says lets not get ahead of ourselves as far as votes to override a veto. He says he hopes the Senate supports the bill and the President gets the message.
The bill goes to the Senate with the tank provision in it. We asked Congressman Turner why this bill is different than last years when the President also opposed it but the funding stayed in the bill.
The White House says the unrequested funds violate the Budget Control Act of 2011.