Donald Trump has been threatening to veto the Annual Defense Policy Legislation. On Tuesday, over two-thirds of The House of Representatives passed The Annual National Defense Authorization Act. The final vote was 335 to 78 votes.
“Let’s not walk away from our biggest opportunity every year to exercise that legislative oversight. This is a good bill. If we don’t do this, we are not fulfilling one key aspect of our duties to our constituents.” House Armed Services Chair Adam Smith said.
As the bill heads to the senate, a battle may still be in store. Trump has made several threats to veto the $741 billion bill. If passed, $635.5 billion will be allocated to the Pentagon. An additional $26.6 billion for The Energy Department, and $69 billion for Military Warfare. He isn’t fond that the bill doesn’t remove legal protections for social media companies.
“I hope House Republicans will vote against the very weak National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which I will VETO, Must include a termination of Section 230 (for National Security purposes), preserve our National Monuments, & allow for 5G & troop reductions in foreign lands!” Trump Tweeted.