Trump vetoes defense bill

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Added On December 24, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021, despite the bill's passage in Congress by a veto-proof majority.

 
Trump followed through on his threat to block the 741-billion-U.S.-dollar annual national security legislation.
 
The veto hasn't happened to the NDAA for nearly six consecutive decades. 
 
Both the House and Senate passed the bill by margins large enough to override a veto from the president.
 
According to Trump, the act fails to include critical national security measures, and a provision that requires Confederate military bases to be renamed within three years.   
 
The House is scheduled to hold the override vote next Monday, with the Senate to follow next Tuesday.