Washington- The House of Representatives is scheduled to call a vote on Monday to overthrow President Trump’s veto power over the annual essential defense policy bill, setting that Congress may overthrow Trump’s veto power for the first time a few weeks before Trump leaves office.
This bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate earlier this month and received more than two-thirds of each Senate’s support, thus clearing the threshold for shelving Mr. Trump’s veto. The Senate is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to deal with the matter.
The $740 billion national defense bill provides funding for military plans and construction projects and authorizes the military to raise wages by 3%.But in the weeks before it passed, Mr. Trump disputed the measure because it did not waver and was called, Which provides strong legal protection for Internet companies. The president also disputed the terms of the bill, which requires the Pentagon to rename military installations and bases named after the leaders of the alliance.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle urged Trump to sign a comprehensive national defense bill, which has become law for 59 consecutive years. But the president continued to threaten to veto the measure last week on the grounds that Congress “failed to end the very dangerous national security risks of Section 230.”
Section 230 is a clause of the Communications Regulation Act that protects Internet companies from liability for content posted on their platforms by third parties. As Republicans and Mr. Trump believe, the measure has become a political football. Social media companies have used this measure to review conservative views and voices.
Although Republican lawmakers agree with the President’s rule to change Article 230, some people believe that the NDAA is not an appropriate means to overturn the 24-year-old law.
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe said: “NDAA has been a law for 59 consecutive years because it is absolutely vital to our national security and our troops. This year. No exceptions can be made.” In a statement issued after the president vetoed the national defense bill. Inhoff added that Congress “can and should use another legislative method to repeal Article 230.”
It is not clear how many Republicans in the House of Representatives will break with Trump and vote against his veto. The conservative House Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives has pledged to support the president’s rejection of the defense bill. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters earlier this month that even though he voted for the bill, he will maintain Trump’s veto.