President Trump vetoed the annual defense spending law on Wednesday, citing its provisions to rename Confederate honor military bases, among other complaints. The National Defense Authorization Act passed both houses of Congress earlier this month by a veto-proof majority. Trump also questioned the bill, which did not repeal section 230, the U.S. legal code that prevents social media companies from being held accountable in court for what their users post. Trump, the country’s leading provider of disinformation, wrote in a note to the House of Representatives that the law “facilitates the dissemination of foreign disinformation online. “By vetoing $ 741 billion. Bill also annulls Trump money for troops’ pay rises. Congress has until January 3 to override the veto.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), one of the president’s toughest allies, said he would not vote to override the veto unless Congress repealed section 230. Graham did not vote on the bill’s last passage in the Senate.
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