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U.S. House passes defence spending bill amid Trump veto threat

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The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed an annual defence spending bill in spite of a veto threat from President Donald Trump.

The National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) passed in a 335-78 vote with broad bipartisan support.

The bill will now go to the Senate for a second vote before arriving at Trump’s desk.

Lawmakers would need a two-third majority in both the House and Senate to overturn a presidential veto.

Emmanuel Yashim

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