US Congress votes to override Trump veto of defense bill

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The US Congress on Friday dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow, voting in his final weeks in office to override his veto of a sweeping defense bill – the first time lawmakers have done so during his presidency.

With more than 80 of the 100 senators voting to override, well more than the two-thirds required, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act to fund the military for fiscal 2021.

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The Democratic-led House of Representatives had voted 322 to 87 on Monday to override Trump’s veto.

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