On Friday, December 18, 2020, the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA.
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WASHINGTON-The House of Representatives will vote on Monday whether to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of the annual defense spending bill.
In the last days of his administration, the bipartisan condemnation of the Republican president will be overturned.
The House of Representatives is led by California Spokesperson Nancy Pelosi, and the meeting is scheduled to be held at 2 pm Eastern Time. It is expected to overturn Trump’s vote to reject a large-scale defense bill, which authorizes spending of $740 billion and outlines the Pentagon’s policies, and is expected to be passed around 5 pm. If overthrown, overthrow measures will be directly submitted to the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) said his Senate will vote against the veto on Tuesday.
The bill is called the “National Defense Authorization Act of 2021
A comprehensive defense bill is usually passed with bipartisan support and majority veto power because it provides funding for US national security programs. It has become law for six consecutive years.
The passage of the bill will at least ensure that soldiers will increase their salaries and keep key national defense modernization programs running.
Trump put forward various reasons to oppose this year’s 4,517-page NDAA, and questioned the content and deficiencies of the bill.
The President requested that the bill include the deprivation of language protection rights of social media companies in accordance with Article 230 of the Communication Ethics Act to prevent them from taking responsibility for users’ speech on their platforms. Trump used Twitter extensively during his presidency and has long accused the media of bias.
Trump wrote in his veto message to Congress that the NDAA failed to “make any meaningful changes to section 230 of the Communications Act.” He called on Congress to abolish the measure.
The President has previously stated that the measure poses a serious threat to US national security and election integrity, but did not provide any further explanatory details.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, wrote on Twitter that he would not vote against the president’s veto. For the first time, Graham did not vote on the bill.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham, introduced legislation on December 15, which will end the protection of Section 230 on January 1, 2023.