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Pelosi Statement on Congress’s Veto Override of National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the bipartisan Senate voted 81-13 to override the President’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, following the House’s 322-87 vote:

“The full United States Congress, with these sweeping and overwhelmingly bipartisan votes, has delivered a resounding rebuke to President Trump’s reckless assault on America’s military and national security.

“The President’s senseless veto of the National Defense Authorization Act would have hurt the health, financial security and safety of our servicemembers, their families, our veterans and our allies and partners worldwide.  Instead of keeping Americans safe, the President continues to use his final moments in office to sow chaos and undermine our security.

“In three weeks, our country will inaugurate a President who respects our military, protects our security and honors the will of the Congress.  Until then, the Congress urges Trump to end his desperate and dangerous sabotage.”

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