President Bush on Saturday vetoed a $700 million appropriation for the District of Columbia's 1992 fiscal year, citing provisions that would allow the city to use locally generated money to fund abortions for poor women.

The move, which was expected, sends the measure back to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers are expected to remove the abortion language and send the bill back to the President. Action is expected before the beginning of the 1992 fiscal year, which for both the district and the federal government begins Oct. 1.

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