By Keith Laing - 07/23/13 03:14 PM EDT
The statement was starkly different than the White House's response to the House's version of the bill that provides funding for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 2610).
The White House said the House's version of the bill "severely undermines critical investments in economic and community development programs that drive local innovation, while also significantly reducing resources for public improvements, air traffic control infrastructure, affordable housing, as well as public services for low- to moderate-income families.
"If the president were presented with H.R. 2610, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill," the White House said of the House version of the bill.