OVERRIDE: Senate Smacks Down Trump’s Defense Veto

Stars & Stripes reports:

The Senate on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s attempted derailment of the $740.5 billion defense bill that boosts pay and benefits for troops and adds care for thousands of Vietnam-era veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.

In a 81-13 vote, the Senate overrode Trump’s veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, joining the House in delivering a bipartisan rebuke of the president in his final days in office.

It is the first and likely only veto of the Trump presidency. The NDAA sets annual spending and policy priorities for the Pentagon and originally passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month with veto-proof majorities.