Lawmakers are pushing for a vote on the $ 741 billion defense bill, even though Trump has vetoed it again because it doesn’t withdraw online corporate liability protection. Hoyer predicted that the House would gather enough votes to overturn the veto if necessary. It is unclear whether the GOP-led senate will do the same.
“I am very pleased to have a bipartisan, bicameral agreement with the NDAA, and I look forward to [it] he passed both chambers overwhelmingly next week and, if necessary, overwrote President Trump’s threatened veto, ”Hoyer said upstairs.
“I hope we will come together on this bill,” he added. “It was a difficult conference, but a good conference, and I think the result can be supported by the sides of the corridor.”
Trump’s surprise raised a veto threat on Tuesday, promising to ignore the NDAA if it doesn’t include the repeal of the so-called Section 230 shield of social media. The Trump administration has been pushing in recent weeks for the mandatory surrender law to be repealed. .
Trump also promised to veto the NDAA this summer if the bill forces the military to rename bases that honor the leaders of the confederation. The final bill contains a provision that would do so over the next three years.
Legislators on both sides have largely averted the threat, noting that the law is not a military matter and falls outside the remit of armed services committees.
Trump doubled his threat of vetoing on Thursday and Friday on Twitter and criticized close ally Inhofe for not including the provision in the final bill.
“It is very unfortunate for our nation that Senator @JimInhofe will not include a Section 230 denunciation clause in the defense bill.” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “It’s so bad for our national security and electoral integrity. Last chance to ever do it. I’m going to do a VETO!”
Trump also retweeted the Republican sens on Friday. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Josh Hawley of Missouri, who both support the repeal of section 230 of the Defense Bill.
Inhofe tried to convince Trump that repealing Article 230 would jeopardize the bill, which came into force for 59 consecutive years each year.
Like Trump, the Oklahoma Republican is similarly dug. He praised Trump on Friday, saying he agreed “100 percent with the need to repeal section 230 altogether,” but Inhofe also said in a statement that he could not risk the bill. refueling over the issue.
“It is unfortunate that members of Congress on both sides of the corridor do not agree on the need for a complete repeal – but this makes it impossible to include the repeal of section 230 in the defense licensing bill,” Inhofe said.
“The only other option would be to not have an NDAA for the first time in 60 years,” he said. “Without the NDAA, our troops would not receive a flight fee. They would not receive a hazard fee or any other special salary for which our overseas service members need an annual license for what they need.”