WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Monday by rejecting his veto of a defense bill, setting the stage for the Senate to deliver a humiliating first veto override in the final days of his presidency.
The Democratic-controlled House voted 322 to 87 to override Trump’s veto of the $740.5 billion defense bill, with 109 members of the president’s own Republican Party siding with Democrats.
A similar motion will be introduced in the Republican-majority Senate, where it will also have to gain two-thirds support to override the president’s veto.
In a statement released after the vote, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed …
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