US Senate votes to override Trump’s veto on 2021 National Defence Authorization Act Bill

Washington, Jan 2: The US Senate has voted to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the fiscal year 2021 National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA).

The bill was supported by over a two-thirds majority of the senators.

On December 23, Trump vetoed the NDAA. On Monday, the US House of Representatives voted 322-87 to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion NDAA, thereby sending the measure to the Republican-majority Senate for consideration.

Trump vetoed the NDAA because it would not repeal Section 230 that protects tech companies from liability for restricting or censoring third-party content online; negate or slowdown withdrawals of US troops deployed overseas and rename military bases carrying names of Confederate figures.

The NDAA includes provisions for imposing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and against Turkey for acquiring the Russian S-400 air defense system.