Trump made good on his promise to veto a massive annual defense spending bill on Wednesday, setting up what could be the first and only veto override of his presidency.
Earlier this month, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with a veto proof majority. The bill passed the Senate in an 84-13 vote and the House in a 355-78 vote.
Trump vowed to veto the bill because it did not include a provision repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Another problem Trump had with the $740 billion legislation was, it included a provision requiring Confederate military bases to be renamed within three years and that is was too soft on China, according to The Hill.
Both chambers of Congress will need to vote to override Donald 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 plans to hold a override vote on Monday. Its not clear if Republicans in Congress will vote to override Trump’s veto.
Congress must override Trump’s veto before noon on Jan. 3. If they fail to do so, they’ll have to start from scratch on the bill.