Obama threatens to veto bills, bares 2015 agenda in SOTU speech

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Contributor

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – President Barack Obama revealed a list of programs his administration plans to implement this year and warned he would veto bills he disapproves during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

Among the bills he vowed to veto are those that will roll back his health care law, immigration executive orders and unilateral actions to fight climate change.

Obama also said he would veto legislation imposing new rules on Wall Street and new sanctions on Iran as well as Republican legislation that would restrict abortion and speed the approval of natural gas pipelines.

The President called on Congress to approve a business tax overhaul opposed by Republicans, authority to strike trade deals, and a major initiative to repair crumbling roads and bridges.

The capital gains tax increase for wealthy people and higher fees for the largest banks aim to generate $320 billion over 10 years that would pay for his proposal for a free community college for millions of students, paid leave for workers and more generous government assistance for education, child care and retirement savings for the middle class.

Obama further called for legislation bolstering protections against cyberattack , curing disease with the help of the human genome, promoting Internet neutrality, reforming the National Security Agency, increasing minimum wage, reducing student loan payments, enabling him to forge trade deals, authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State of… MORE

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