US HOUSE VOTES TO OVERRIDE TRUMP VETO OF DEFENCE BILL

Written by on December 29, 2020

THE DEMOCRATIC-CONTROLLED HOUSE VOTED MONDAY TO OVERRIDE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S VETO OF A DEFENSE POLICY BILL.

HOUSE MEMBERS VOTED 322-87 TO OVERRIDE THE VETO, WELL ABOVE THE TWO-THIRDS NEEDED TO OVERRIDE. IF APPROVED BY TWO-THIRDS OF THE SENATE, THE OVERRIDE WOULD BE THE FIRST OF TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY.

TRUMP REJECTED THE DEFENSE BILL LAST WEEK, SAYING IT FAILED TO LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES HE CLAIMS WERE BIASED AGAINST HIM DURING HIS FAILED REELECTION CAMPAIGN. TRUMP ALSO OPPOSES LANGUAGE THAT ALLOWS FOR THE RENAMING OF MILITARY BASES THAT HONOR CONFEDERATE LEADERS.

THE DEFENSE BILL, KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT, OR NDAA, AFFIRMS 3 PERCENT PAY RAISES FOR U.S. TROOPS AND AUTHORIZES MORE THAN $740 BILLION IN MILITARY PROGRAMS AND CONSTRUCTION.


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