The House will vote on the bill and its expected to have a veto-proof majority….
The Senate the same….
President Trump wants put in an amendment that would strip social media companies of a legal immunity they have ….
The lawmakers see this as self serving for Trump and not belonging in providing money for the nation’s military…
The bill also contains defunding any of Trump’s orders to the military to withdraw troops form the Middle East or Europe…It also provides for a pay raise for the troops….
In their own way?
Despite the Republicans whole scale coming out to acknowledge the Biden election win?
They have gotten together with Democrats to hand their party leader ‘their’ way on how the country will spend money going into next year….
A Virus/Stimulus bill is next up to be approved by the House and
The McConnell led US Senate…
Trump’s political ‘juice’ IS running out…..
President Donald Trump is on a collision course with congressional Republicans and Democrats over the annual defense policy bill, setting up what will likely be the first and only veto override of Trump’s presidency.
Trump, who has said he will veto the defense bill because it does not contain a repeal of legal protections for social media companies, has stood his ground against a House and Senate that have all but blown off an eleventh-hour demand prompted by the president’s belief that the tech giants are biased against him. The House is set to vote on the defense bill Tuesday, and the Senate will likely follow soon after.
While Republicans have been unwilling to provoke Trump — most haven’t even acknowledged that former Vice President Joe Biden won the election — Democratic and GOP leaders in both chambers have largely sidestepped his veto threat and are ready to pass a defense bill without caving to his demand to repeal Section 230, a provision wholly unrelated to the national defense that provides legal immunity for social media companies.
“There’s no way we would have a defense authorization bill with that language in it,” Senate Armed Services Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told POLITICO on Monday. “There’s no question about it. And so obviously, I would have to do what I could to override a veto.”
Inhofe said he has not spoken with Trump since last week, when the president further hardened his stance even as Republicans dismissed his posture outright.
Republican lawmakers appeared exasperated with the president’s ongoing offensive against the must-pass $740 billion bill, which includes a pay raise for U.S. troops and dozens of other bipartisan priorities, including many that the president himself has touted. Congress has succeeded in passing the annual defense bill for almost 60 years.
“I would hope that he would sign the bill. It’s important. We’ve made it very clear that national security is the No. 1 thing we do around here,” Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters. “If you can’t get that right, the rest is conversation.”….
Many Republicans and Democrats in both chambers support overriding a presidential veto of the National Defense Authorization Act in the waning weeks of Trump’s presidency, with House Democratic leaders saying they will cut a holiday recess short to overturn a veto of the annual defense policy bill.
McConnell mentioned the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) as he outlined the items left on Congress’s year-end to-do list as lawmakers prepare to leave Washington for the year as soon as next week.
“We also expect to receive and pass a conference report on the annual defense authorization,” McConnell said about the massive policy bill….
Joe Biden has just named his Sec of Defense who would be the nation’s first Black Pentagon boss….