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Trump's Defense bill veto OVERRIDDEN as Senate joins House to deal president first such blow in his final days

DONALD Trump's Defense bill veto was overridden on Friday as the United States Senate joined the House of Representatives to make a deal in the president's final days.

President Trump's was given his first veto override on Friday afternoon after the House and Senate voted on a New Years Day session.


The Senate voted 81-13 to override the Defense bill that renames Confederate military bases and does not remove protections for big tech. 

"Bill is now law without his signature. Vote was 81-13. Needed 2/3 vote to override," FOX News' Chad Pergram wrote to Twitter.

He added: "This is only the 112th successful veto override in US history. Last veto override came in Sept ‘16. Obama vetoed a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Was overridden by Congress."

In a follow-up tweet, the 13 senators who voted to keep President Trump's defense bill veto were named.

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