The House of Representatives voted Monday to veto President Trump’s veto of an important defense policy bill, the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.
In order to overturn Trump’s veto power, two-thirds of the conference hall needs to vote against it.
The number of votes reached 322-87.
According to Reuters, the Senate is scheduled to hold the same vote this week on the $740 billion bipartisan defense bill, which has been passed every year since 1961.
In a statement issued after the vote, Speaker of the California House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said that “bipartisan legislation will become law despite the president̵
Pelosi said in a statement: “The president must end his eleven-hour chaotic campaign and stop using the last moments of his tenure to obstruct bipartisan and bicameral operations in order to protect our military and defend our security.”
The bill includes a 3% pay increase for the US military and funding for national security programs.
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Trump vetoed the NDAA last week, warning him that if it does not repeal section 230 of the 1996 Communications Act, it will save large technology companies from liability for contentious content posted by third parties on their websites.
Trump also disagrees with the renaming of military facilities named after Confederate generals.
In the last few weeks of his term, Trump resisted legislators. Last week, he also refused to sign a government spending plan that included $900 billion worth of coronavirus relief, and then grudgingly did so on Sunday.
He parted ways with members of his own party and continued to insist that lawmakers increase direct payments to American families from the US$600 set by legislation to US$2,000.
The House of Representatives passed a measure to increase these payments on Monday night, but it is unclear whether it will pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
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