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Republicans, Democrats unite to overrule Trump’s defence veto – Sydney Morning Herald

For the first time, Trump’s veto was overturned by the Republican-controlled Senate, revealing the limits of his influence in the final days of his term.



The 81-13 vote in the Senate on the widely popular defence bill followed an earlier 322-87 override vote in the House. The bill affirms a 3 per cent pay raise for US troops and guides defence policy, cementing decisions about troop levels, new weapons systems and military readiness, personnel policy and other military goals.
House Speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, said the sweeping and overwhelmingly bipartisan votes in the House and Senate “delivered a resounding rebuke to President Trumps reckless…

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