WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to override President Trump’s veto of the annual army coverage invoice, mustering bipartisan help to enact the laws over the president’s objections and delivering him the primary such legislative rebuke of his presidency.
The 81-to-13 vote, the final vote anticipated on this Congress, is the primary time lawmakers have overridden one among Mr. Trump’s vetoes. It mirrored the sweeping recognition of a measure that authorizes a pay increase for the nation’s army and amounted to a rare reprimand delivered to Mr. Trump within the remaining weeks of his presidency.
The margin surpassed the two-thirds majority wanted to pressure enactment of the invoice over Mr. Trump’s objections. The Home handed the laws on Monday, additionally mustering the two-thirds majority required.
Mr. Trump, making good on a monthslong collection of threats, vetoed the bipartisan laws final week, citing a shifting record of causes together with his objection to a provision directing the army to strip the names of Accomplice leaders from bases. He additionally demanded that the invoice embrace the repeal of a authorized protect for social media corporations that he has tangled with, a major legislative change that Republicans and Democrats alike have mentioned is irrelevant to laws that dictates army coverage.
These objections infuriated lawmakers, who had labored for months to place collectively a bipartisan invoice. That they had prided themselves on passing the army invoice every year for 60 years, and lawmakers in Mr. Trump’s personal celebration finally moved to mow over his issues and advance the laws.
The final time Congress overrode a presidential veto was in 2016, the ultimate yr of Barack Obama’s presidency, after he vetoed laws permitting households of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults to sue the federal government of Saudi Arabia.