First in history, the US Senate ignored Donald Trump’s veto

First in history, the US Senate ignored Donald Trump's veto

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Most members of the United States Senate agreed to ignore the veto power of President Donald Trump in his bid to prevent the passage of the Defense Bill.

This is the first time in Trump’s tenure in the White House that he has not been able to exercise his veto and has joined the Republican and Democrat efforts.

Just you know, the US Senate is controlled by the Republican Party, who are supporters of Donald Trump in two presidential elections. The meeting to exclude Trump’s veto was held on Friday (1/1/2021), with one-third of the total vote or 81-13 ignoring Trump’s veto vote.


Earlier this week the US House of Representatives voted to override the veto power of their head of state.

To note, the US President has the right to veto a bill passed by Congress. However, DPR members can defend the bill if two-thirds of the DPR and Senate President elect to repeal the veto.

The bill Trump is trying to dismiss is the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allocates US $ 740 billion in funds. Control how many ships to buy salaries of soldiers and how to deal with geopolitical threats.

Trump’s bill was rejected because it did not revoke some legal protections for social media platforms and included a provision that removed the names of Confederate generals from military bases.

The bill also scrapped anti-money laundering rules and banned benami shell companies. It would be a win for law enforcement and rights groups, who have long called for change to make it easier to control the flow of illegal money.

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According to officials, US regulations about company owner disclosures have allowed criminals to use legal entities to conduct money laundering around the world.

In addition, George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer during protests over racist acts in the past month following this push from the U.S. to the Confederate name.

The law therefore includes the defense minister in charge of formulating a plan to form a commission with 45 days to remove the names of the Confederate soldiers and leaders from the Department of Defense and implement that plan within three years .

The largest US military base to be renamed is Fort Bragg in North Carolina, named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg.

The bill also limits Trump’s ability to immediately withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan.

Citing the bill, these efforts required Trump to submit a comprehensive, inter-assessment assessment of risk and impact before US funds were withdrawn from US military personnel in Afghanistan at 4,000 or below current levels and below 2,000. Have to do.

Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said, “We have ratified this law in 59 years. In one way or another, we will complete the 60th NDAA and ratify it into law before Congress is over on Sunday.” The Republican Party reported from Reuters.

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused the president of using her last week to create chaos in the White House and urged Congress to do it desperate and dangerous sabotage, she said in a statement.

By Friday’s vote, Trump was on his way to becoming the first president after a veto without Lyon Johnson.

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