The New Paper

December 29, 2020

House votes to override NDAA veto

The House voted 322-87 to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. President Trump vetoed the $740B bill last week, objecting to several provisions in the legislation and citing a lack of “meaningful changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act” (source). The annual defense spending and policy bill passed the House and Senate earlier this month with bipartisan veto-proof majorities, and the Senate is expected to hold a vote on the override this week.

More context: In order to override a presidential veto, both chambers of Congress must approve a bill with at least a two-thirds majority. The defense bill veto override (if passed in the Senate) would be the first of President Trump’s term. 
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