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Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote

Donald Trump
Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 15:41:07-05

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency.

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs and construction.

Trump has offered a series of rationales for vetoing the bill.

He has called for lawmakers to include limits on social media companies he claimed are biased against him.