*TRUMP DEFIES CONGRESS AND VETOES BIPARTISAN DEFENSE-POLICY BILL
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 23, 2020
President Trump has vetoed the sweeping defense bill, which passed both chambers with veto-proof majorities.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 23, 2020
President Donald Trump has vetoed an annual military spending bill worth $740 billion, sending it back to Congress. The bill included a number of partisan amendments, including a block on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Trump announced he had vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, making good on an earlier promise to send the annual defense spending bill back to Congress to be reworked. The NDAA, which allocates defense funding for fiscal year 2021, passed both houses of Congress with bipartisan support, as it has for 59 straight years in a row.
The bill, however, passed the Senate with a veto-proof majority, so Senators will now return to Capitol Hill after Christmas either to amend the legislation, or to vote to override Trump’s veto.