Congress Overturns Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization Act


Congress overturned President Trump’s halt of a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate voted to overrule a halt on Jan. 1, 2021, 4 days after a House of Representatives did a same.

The president’s preference to criticise a nation’s invulnerability placed Republicans in a ethereal position — overturn Trump while “supporting” his continued bid to discharge a outcome of President-elect Joe Biden’s feat in November. But both chambers of Congress overwhelmingly handed Trump a initial overridden halt in his 4-year tenure — House 322-87 and Senate 81-13.

CongressPresident Trump’s halt was not unexpected; he uttered a array of threats to Congress before refusing to pointer a check on Dec 23. He claimed a check was a present to Russia and China, nonetheless he never clearly explained why.

Trump insisted a check enclose a sustenance to discharge Section 230 of a Communications Decency Act, that Congress did not include. He was indignant over a NDAA allocating supports for renaming troops bases that lift names of Confederate generals.

Catie Edmondson for The New York Times reports a president’s response hurt Congress; they had worked tough to negotiate a bipartisan bill. She continued:

They had prided themselves on flitting a troops check any year for 60 years, and lawmakers in Mr. Trump’s possess celebration eventually changed to reap over his concerns and allege a legislation.

He vetoed a NDAA while America was watchful for his signature on a COVID-19 impulse bill, that he doubtful after it strike his desk.

Congress’s stimulus-government check check perceived Trump’s demure signature on a 27th. However, he did so with a direct that Congress give Americans what they merit — $2,000 rather than a $600 allotted. The House fast upheld another check to accommodate Trump’s ask though a Senate not.

In a top chamber, Congresspersons attempted to reason adult major a invulnerability check halt by refusing to opinion but Senate infancy personality Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) permitting a opinion on a impulse increase.

Written by Cathy Milne-Ware


The New York Times: House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Military Bill; by Catie Edmondson
The New York Times: Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill, Dealing a Legislative Blow; by Catie Edmondson
CNN: Senate votes to overrule Trump’s halt on invulnerability bill; by Clare Foran, Ted Barrett, and Ali Zaslav

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