WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to override President Trump’s veto of the annual navy 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 in every of Mr. Trump’s vetoes. It mirrored the sweeping reputation of a measure that authorizes a pay elevate for the nation’s navy and amounted to a unprecedented reprimand delivered to Mr. Trump within the ultimate 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 passed the legislation on Monday, additionally mustering the two-thirds majority required.
Mr. Trump, making good on a monthslong sequence of threats, vetoed the bipartisan laws final week, citing a shifting checklist of causes together with his objection to a provision directing the navy to strip the names of Confederate leaders from bases. He additionally demanded that the bill include the repeal of a authorized defend 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 navy coverage.
These objections infuriated lawmakers, who had labored for months to place collectively a bipartisan invoice. They’d prided themselves on passing the navy invoice every year for 60 years, and lawmakers in Mr. Trump’s personal get together in the end moved to mow over his considerations and advance the laws.
The final time Congress overrode a presidential veto was in 2016, the ultimate 12 months 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.