House Votes to Override President’s Veto

Defense spending bill passed with 2/3rds majority

On Monday, the House of Representatives successfully voted to override the president’s veto of a required defense spending bill, making it the first time during this administration that the House was able to overturn the presidential action. The House voted 322-to-87. Ahead of the vote, Representative Mac Thornberry called on his colleagues to vote for what was the “exact same bill” they had supported before, even though the president was not in favor of it. 

The president vocally opposed sections of the bill that he said were unnecessary and were overreaches of congressional power, as well as language that calls on the country to halt troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Germany. The $740 billion bill will allow the nation to continue to fund the military and national defense into 2021. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God will bring peace on earth through the actions of the U.S. government. 
  • For God to guide the president in every bill he signs or vetoes and in the decision that he makes. 
  • For the Lord to give Congress wisdom on the best bills to pass in the coming days. 

Sources: The Hill, Politico, AP


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