Senate Joins House in Overriding Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

Government Executive: Senate lawmakers voted 81-13 on New Year's Day to override President Trump’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act just days after the House did the same in a 322-87 vote in that chamber. It was the first time Congress has voted to override Trump’s veto of legislation.

The Senate and House each passed the $740 billion defense policy bill with veto proof majorities earlier this month. Then Trump vetoed it on December 23, after threatening to do so for months.

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