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November 19, 2015 7:00 am

Obama Threatens to Veto House Bill on Screening Syrian Refugees

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Congress. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Congress. Photo: Wiki Commons.

FOX News – President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days.

The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill — which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials — for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation.

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