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US Congress overrides Trump's defense spending bill veto
US Congress overrides Trump's defense spending bill veto
Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The US Congress voted to override President Trump’s veto of the $740bn National Defense Authorization Act, the first time that one of his vetoes was overturned since he took office. The Senate voted 81-13 for the defense spending bill, a two-thirds majority, ensuring that the measure becomes law.