The House delivered a major bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump on Monday by voting to override his veto of the annual defense authorization bill.
The bill initially passed both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities. But Trump vetoed the bill because it did not include a provision repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. And, included a provision requiring Confederate military bases to be renamed within three years. He also complained that it was too soft on China.
This set up a highly unusual vote in Congress to override Trump’s veto so the bill which authorizes special pay and bonuses for troops, military construction projects, training programs and other vital operations can pass.
The House voted overwhelmingly to override the veto and pass the legislation in a 322-87 vote.
The bill will next head to the Senate for the vote to override the veto.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) said Monday night that he will delay the vote there unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, brings a vote on $2,000 stimulus checks to the floor. This could postpone a final vote on the override to Friday, according to CNN.