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In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

Congress on Friday overrode President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, a first by lawmakers since he took office nearly four years ago, ensuring that the measure becomes law. In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill and

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Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill

President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans on Tuesday after the House easily voted to override his veto of a defense policy bill. A total of 109 Republicans, including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of GOP leadership, joined with Democrats on Monday to approve the override, which would be the first of Trump’s

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House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill

The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, well above the two-thirds needed to override. The Senate, which is expected to vote on the

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Trump vetoes defense bill, setting up possible override vote

President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in Congress and potentially setting up the first override vote of his presidency. The bill affirms 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorizes more than $740 billion in military programs

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Arizonans Applaud McSally’s Work on Annual Defense Bill

Arizona leaders are praising U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) for her work to support Arizona’s men and women in uniform. On Thursday, July 23rd, McSally helped the Senate pass the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with her provisions to invest in Arizona’s critical military missions, save the A-10 aircraft from retirement, and bring home

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