Congress Overrides President Trump’s Veto of $740 Billion Defense Bill

The Senate voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2021.

The upper house on Friday afternoon passed the bill without the president’s signature with an 80–13 vote—the first time a Trump veto has been overridden. The debate over the bill was ended earlier in the day with the same result.

Thirteen senators voted to sustain Trump’s veto of the bill, including Republicans Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and John Kennedy (R-La.).

Across the aisle, supporters were Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

The House voted late Monday to override Trump’s veto with a 322–87 vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated early in the week that his chamber would vote to override Trump’s veto. He urged the Senate Republicans to pass the bill breaking away from the president.

Trump vetoed the NDAA on Dec. 23 for a number of reasons, including wasteful spending overseas and because the bill failed to remove Section 230—the liability shield that protects social media companies.

He said he’s unhappy with the bill also because it requires the renaming of historic military installations, restricts the president’s ability to use military construction funds for national emergency use, and contradicts his efforts to bring the U.S. troops back from overseas.

“For all of these reasons, I cannot support this bill,” Trump said in a statement on Dec. 23.

The president emphasized that despite his veto, he’s a strong supporter of the military.

“No one has worked harder, or approved more money for the military, than I have—over $2 trillion,” he wrote in his statement. “During my 4 years, with the support of many others, we have almost entirely rebuilt the United States military, which was totally depleted when I took office.”

“My Administration has taken strong actions to help keep our Nation safe and support our service members,” he added.

Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/senate-overrides-trumps-veto-of-ndaa-with-13-members-upholds-the-president_3640528.html

McConnell Joins With Schumer To Block Potential Trump VETO Of Defense Bill, Keep Big Tech Protection

Mitch McConnell has made a deal with Chuck Schumer to block a potential Trump veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.

President Trump has threatened to veto the bill because it allows Big Tech to censor conservatives.

December 1st:

December 3rd:

December 17th:

Mitch McConnell doesn’t care.

He’d rather join with Chuck Schumer and Democrats to protect Big Tech.

The New York Post reported:

Senate leadership hammered out a bipartisan deal to block President Trump from possibly vetoing the defense authorization bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced early Tuesday.

“The Democrat leader and I have agreed to unanimous request as follows: The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only until Dec. 29 when we will return to session,” the top Republican said from the Senate floor.

In the proposed post-Christmas gathering, lawmakers will “process” a veto override, according to McConnell (R-Ky.).

“In the event that President Trump does elect to veto this bipartisan bill, it appears the House may choose to return after the holidays to set up a vote to consider the veto … In the event that the president has vetoed the bill, and the House has voted to override the veto, the Senate would have the opportunity to process a veto override at that time.”

Why is McConnell siding with Schumer over President Trump?

Source: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mcconnell-joins-schumer-block-potential-trump-veto-defense-bill-keep-big-tech-protection/

President Trump Signs Defense Bill Creating Space Force

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND — Flanked by two F-35 fighter jets and in front of a giant American flag, President Trump on Friday signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that officially created the Space Force, the sixth and first new military branch since 1947.

“For the first time since Truman, we will create a brand new American military service,” Trump said. “You will witness the birth of the Space Force. That’s a big moment and we’re all here for it.”

The creation of the Space Force marked the achievement of one of the president’s top national priorities.

“Space is the world’s newest warfighting domain,” Trump added. “American superiority in space is absolutely vital.”

The new branch will reside inside the Air Force.

The president thanked Vice President Mike Pence for his work in helping to establish the Space Force. He also announced the appointment of Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond as Chief of Space Operations. “He will now join the Joint Chiefs,” Trump said.

To mark the historic moment, the president signed the bill inside a giant aircraft hangar at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland surrounded by an audience of several hundred young service members, Pentagon officials, and other distinguished guests.

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