January 1st, local time, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn President Trump’s previous veto of the Defense Authorization Act, the first time that the veto power was overturned during Trump’s term.
On January 1, the Senate voted on the debate on limiting the presidential veto power, and finally overthrew Trump’s veto over the Defense Authorization Act by an overwhelming vote of 81 to 13. The House of Representatives also overthrew Trump’s veto by a vote of 322 to 87 earlier this week.
The result of the veto overturned the chaos in Congress, including the longest government shutdown in history. In addition to the veto dispute, Senate Republicans also rejected the president’s request to increase personal relief from $600 to $2,000.
Trump vetoed nine bills during his presidency. The result of this congressional vote marks the first veto veto overthrow in Trump’s term.
The National Defense Authorization Act is an important national defense bill that has been passed smoothly every year for decades.
Trump previously said he would veto the Defense Authorization Act because he was dissatisfied with one of the provisions on renaming the base, which he believed did not respect the history of the U.S. military.