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Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense authorization bill

The veto override was the first of Trump's presidency

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Updated: January 1, 2021 - 2:50pm

The Senate on Friday voted to override President Trump’s veto of the $741 billion defense authorization bill, giving Trump the first veto overide of his presidency.

The GOP-controlled Senate voted 81-13 on a rare New Year's Day session.

The Democrat-controlled House voted earlier this week to override the Trump veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorized spending levels and sets forth Pentagon policy.

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