On 23 December, President Trump vetoed the $740 billion 2021 National Defence Authorisation Act, saying it failed to present respect to US veterans and navy historical past and contradicted his “America First” imaginative and prescient of nationwide safety. The House moved to override the veto on Monday.
The United States Senate has overriden the president’s veto on the 2021 protection spending package deal, voting 81-13 on Friday and thus securing the two-thirds majority that’s wanted to chuck out the veto.
Trump has vetoed 9 payments throughout his tenure, the smallest quantity since the Twenties presidency of Warren G. Harding. His predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush issued twelve vetoes apiece, whereas Bill Clinton vetoed 37 payments. Franklin D Roosevelt holds the document for many vetoes in US historical past, utilizing his presidential authority to attempt to block a complete of 635 payments. Only 9 of those vetoes have been overturned.
Trump threatened to veto the 2021 NDAA for weeks earlier than it handed the House and Senate final month, citing objection to its provision to strip Confederate names from US navy bases, and an absence of Congressional motion on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which protects tech firms from legal responsibility for proscribing or censoring third-party content material on-line. Trump needed these legal responsibility protections eliminated by the invoice after spending years accusing US tech giants of an implicit bias in opposition to conservatives, together with censorship of pro-conservative media content material throughout the 2020 election.
The NDAA is the second current occasion of Trump standing at odds together with his Republican colleagues. In late December, the president demanded a $2,000 cheque for peculiar Americans in a mixed price range/COVID-19 aid invoice, slamming the “ridiculously low” $600 direct cost that the Congress had beforehand agreed upon. Trump was persuaded to signal the $2.3 trillion spending invoice into legislation on Sunday after House Democrats promised to create a standalone invoice to enhance stimulus to $2,000. The House handed the stimulus invoice on Monday, nevertheless it has since been caught in the Senate, the place Republicans led by McConnell have blocked the aid by tying it to a repeal of Section 230.