House passes bill with medal for Native veteran

The House voted 218 to 208 to pass an emergency appropriations bill that clears the way for President Bush to issue the Medal of Honor to the late Woodrow Wilson Keeble, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe.

Keeble, who died in 1982, served in World War II and the Korean War. Supporters say he deserves the military's highest award for his actions to save fellow troops in Korea.

The Medal of Honor provision was included in a $124 billion war spending bill that Bush says he will veto because it imposes timetables on the war on Iraq and contains funding unrelated to the war.

Get the Story:
House Passes Iraq Pullout Timetable (The Washington Post 4/26)

Appropriations Bill:
H.R.1591 | Summary | Detailed Summary | Press Release

Medal of Honor Bill:

Relevant Links:
National Native American Veterans Association -

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