Legal Alert: President Vetoes Bill Containing FMLA Revisions

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In a surprise move Monday, President Bush pocket vetoed the military spending bill that included revisions to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), discussed in our December 26 Legal Alert. While vacationing in Crawford Texas, the President announced he would veto the $696 billion military authorization bill because it contained provisions that would expand the ability of Americans to seek financial compensation from countries that supported or sponsored terrorist acts, including Libya, Iran and Iraq under Saddam Hussein. President Bush expressed concern that these provisions could expose Iraq to significant financial burdens that could weaken the relationship between the U.S. and Iraq during ?this critical period in Iraq?s history.?

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