WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion protection coverage invoice, in a rebuke to the president that underscored deep divisions within the Republican Party throughout his last weeks in workplace.
The 322-87 House vote, during which 109 Republicans voted to override Trump’s veto, leaves the measure’s destiny to the Republican-led Senate, the place a last vote is predicted this week. If the Senate seconds the House motion, it could be the primary veto override of Trump’s presidency.
Trump, who’s indignant that some Republicans have acknowledged his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden within the Nov. 3 election, vetoed the protection invoice final Wednesday. Biden will probably be sworn in as president on Jan. 20.
Trump stated he blocked the laws, as a result of he needed it to overturn legal responsibility protections for social media corporations unrelated to nationwide safety, and opposed a provision to rename navy bases named after generals who fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy through the Civil War.
The laws, which addresses a number of protection coverage points and features a pay increase for U.S. troops, has been handed by Congress yearly since 1961.
The invoice handed each chambers of Congress with margins better than the two-thirds majorities wanted to override the president’s veto.
But Trump vetoed it anyway and the invoice went again to Congress for additional votes on whether or not to override the veto.
(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Alistair Bell)
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