(AP) The Democratic-controlled House voted Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a protection coverage invoice.
House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, effectively above the two-thirds wanted to override. If authorized by two-thirds of the Senate, the override can be the primary of Trump’s presidency.
Trump rejected the protection invoice final week, saying it did not restrict social media firms he claims have been biased towards him throughout his failed reelection marketing campaign. Trump additionally opposes language that enables for the renaming of navy bases that honor Confederate leaders.
The protection invoice, generally known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes greater than $740 billion in navy packages and building.
Trump’s veto of the invoice provoked swift condemnation, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling it “an act of staggering recklessness that harms our troops, endangers our security and undermines the will of the bipartisan Congress.”