House votes to override Trump veto of defense bill


The House on Monday voted 322-87 to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, delivering a rare bipartisan rebuke in his final days in office.

The Senate returns Tuesday, and, if it follows suit, it would mark the first time Congress has overridden Trump during his presidency.

Trump vetoed the defense legislation last week after lawmakers didn’t meet his demand to repeal legal protections for social media companies. He also objected to provisions to rename military bases honoring Confederate military leaders and to limit the reduction of troops in Afghanistan and Europe.

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