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President Trump Vetoes Defense Bill

What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, President Trump made good on his promise and vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act saying it was a "gift" to US adversaries. Trump had previously 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.

  • The bill was passed in both the Senate and the House with an overwhelming majority. The Senate voted 81-13 in favor and the House voted 335-78 in favor.

  • Now Congress will meet again the week after Christmas to vote and potentially override President Trump's veto. The House will meet on Monday to vote and, if it passes, 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includes raises for America's soldiers, modernizations of equipment and provisions and further review before troops are withdrawn from Germany or Afghanistan.

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