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House approves defense bill amid Trump veto threat

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 18:54:12-05

The Democratic-controlled House has approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, even as President Donald Trump renewed his threat to veto the bill unless lawmakers clamp down on social media companies he claims were biased against him during the election.

Trump tweeted Tuesday he will veto “the very weak National Defense Authorization Act,″ or NDAA, unless it repeals so-called Section 230, a part of the communications code that shields Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants from content liability.

Trump also wants Congress to strip out a provision of the defense bill that allows renaming of military bases that now honor Confederate leaders. The defense bill now goes to the Senate.