House Votes to Override Trump's Veto of $740 Billion Defense Bill


The House voted Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense authorization bill, the first vote to override one of Trump’s vetoes by a chamber of Congress and a dramatic rebuke by Democrats and members of his own party.



The Senate will vote next on whether to override the veto. Trump rejected the defense bill last week after demanding language to strip liability protections for tech companies and the removal of provisions to rename military bases named after Confederate military leaders.



The National Defense Authorization Act passed both chambers of Congress this month by large enough margins to override the veto. Several members of Congress signaled in recent days that the override vote, which requires two-thirds majorities in the House and the Senate, could be close if some Republicans switch their votes to be in line with Trump.



The measure passed 322 to 87 with 109 Republicans breaking with Trump and voting in favor of the measure.




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