Senate passes 2021 defense bill with veto-proof majority, defying Trump’s threats

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By Marisa Schultz | Fox News |

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The GOP-led Senate overwhelmingly approved a $740 billion major national defense bill on Friday, defying President Trump’s veto threats.

The final vote was 84-13 on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), well beyond the two-thirds requirement to override a potential veto if Trump carried through on his threat to sink the legislation.

“The Senate’s bipartisan passage of the NDAA shows that members on both sides of the aisle are committed to a strong national defense and to the protection of our women and men in uniform—regardless of petty veto threats from the outgoing president,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

The House already approved the legislation with a veto-proof majority on Tuesday with a 335-to-78 vote as many Republicans broke with Trump in favor of maintaining a 60-year tradition of approving the annual defense legislation.

“Congress’ first duty is to provide for the common defense,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wy. “The National Defense Authorization Act is how we keep America safe. For 60 consecutive years, Congress has passed this bill.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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