Headline RoundupDecember 29th, 2020

House Overrides Trump's Defense Bill Veto

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The U.S. House voted 322-87 Monday to override President Donald Trump's veto of the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The bill includes funding for military programs, construction projects, a 3% pay raise for military, and renaming of military bases named for Confederate generals. In a letter to Congress on Wednesday, Trump said he vetoed the $740 billion annual defense spending bill because the bill "includes language that would require the renaming of certain military installations"; Trump also criticized the bill for potentially restricting the president's ability to withdraw troops, and criticized lawmakers’ refusal to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The bill will now move to a GOP-majority Senate. The story received coverage from all sides of the political spectrum.

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