Bill with medal for Native soldier sent to Bush

A $124 billion emergency appropriations bill that clears the way to issue the Medal of Honor to a Native veteran has been sent to President Bush.

The Senate passed the war funding bill on Thursday, following the House's approval on Wednesday. The measure includes a provision for Bush to award the medal to the late Woodrow Wilson Keeble, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe who fought in World War II and Korea.

Bush has said he will veto the bill, citing opposition to timetables on the war in Iraq.

Get the Story:
Senate Sends War Timetable To Bush's Desk (The Washington Post 4/27)
Senate Passes Bill Seeking Iraq Exit; Veto Is Expected (The New York Times 4/27)

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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