The New Paper

December 24, 2020

President Trump vetoes $740B National Defense Authorization Act

President Trump vetoed the $740B National Defense Authorization Act yesterday, citing a lack of “meaningful changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act” and objecting to several provisions in the bill (source). The annual defense spending and policy bill passed the House and Senate earlier this month with bipartisan veto-proof majorities, setting up a potential vote in Congress to override the president (which would mark a first for Trump’s term).

Extra: Trump previously threatened to veto the bill (via tweet) if it did not “terminate” Section 230, which grants liability protection to tech platforms for content posted by users, while allowing them to regulate content they deem obscene or questionable.
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