World Desk, Amar Ujala, Washington
Updated Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:02 AM IST
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US President Donald Trump has imposed the first and only override veto in his term. Through this bill, the salary of the US Army was to be increased by three percent and military programs and construction would have received more than $ 740 billion.
The bill was to become the National Defense Authority Act after it was passed by the US Parliament. The bill was endorsed by MPs in the House of Representatives and the Senate. All it had to do was get the president’s approval. However, President Trump had already stated that the bill does not have provisions for legal protection for social media companies. Therefore, they will use the exclusive right to veto this bill. While vetoing Trump said that the administration has understood the importance of this act for our national security. Unfortunately the Act does not include serious national security measures. Let me tell you that Donald Trump had not supported this bill earlier also, because it contained a provision that denied legal protection to tech companies like Twitter and Facebook.
India-China tension also mentioned in the bill
Trump or the override veto would require the support of two-thirds of MPs to the Senate or Parliament. The bill has already been passed by 84–13 votes in the Senate and 355–78 votes in Parliament. The bill also mentioned the tension between India and China over actual line control.