Now the bill, which includes new sanctions against Nord Stream 2, has won two-thirds of the votes in both houses of Congress, allowing it to override Donald Trump's veto. He vowed to block the passage of the document a week ago.
The U.S. Senate approved by a majority vote the draft defense budget for the fiscal year 2021 (began October 1), which provides $740 billion for the Pentagon. This is reported on the website of the upper chamber of Congress.
An overwhelming majority of senators вЂ” 84 people вЂ” voted in favor. Thirteen lawmakers spoke against it. Three more did not take part in the voting.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would veto the document, as its text has several points that do not suit the head of state. However, now the draft budget has won two-thirds of the votes in both houses of Congress, which allows it to overcome the presidential veto. A second congressional vote will be held after Trump blocks the document. Lawmakers have already noted that they are willing to cut their Christmas vacation for the sake of it.