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House overrides Trump veto, defying demand to repeal Section 230

December 29, 2020


The House of Representatives has voted to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 322 to 87 votes—easily exceeding the required two-thirds vote. The measure now goes to the Senate, where it must also pass by a two-to-one margin to overcome Trump’s opposition.

Every year, Congress passes the NDAA to fund the military—this year’s bill provides $740 billion for the Pentagon. Thanks to broad public support for the military, the NDAA is widely seen as a “must pass” measure. This makes it a tempting vehicle for attaching unrelated proposals that might not otherwise win Congressional approval.

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