Congress Overrides President Trump's Veto of Defense Bill
On Friday, the Senate agreed with the House and voted 81-13 to override President Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. House lawmakers had voted 322-87 to override the veto on Monday. This is the first Congressional veto override since Trump took office.
The override is not surprising as the bill passed in both the Senate and the House with an overwhelming majority before it was sent to Trump.
President Trump vetoed the Defense Bill nine days ago saying it was a "gift" to US adversaries. Trump had warned that he would veto the bill if it did not repeal Section 230, a law which shields internet companies from being liable for what is posted on their websites.
Trump, aware that his veto was likely to be overridden by Congress, declared the vote a "disgraceful act of cowardice and total submission by weak people to Big Tech."
The $740 billion bill includes raises for America's soldiers, modernizations of equipment and provisions and further review before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.
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