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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

House Overrides President Trump's Veto of Defense Bill

What Happened:

  • On Monday, House lawmakers voted 322-87 to override President Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. This is the first veto override since Trump took office.

  • President Trump vetoed the Defense Bill last Wednesday 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.

  • Despite Trump's distaste for the bill, it was passed in both the Senate and the House with an overwhelming majority.

  • Now that the House has voted to override President Trump's veto, it will go on to the Senate. The Senate will meet on Tuesday to vote. Two thirds of the Senate and the House must vote in favor of the act to override the veto.

  • 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includes raises for America's soldiers, modernizations of equipment and provisions and further review before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.

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