WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Appropriations and Foreign Relations Committees, returned to Washington today for a vote to override President Donald Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
"I expect we will override President Trump's veto of the military bill," Sen. Coons said, "which means several good things for Delawareans and the country writ large including a pay increase for our troops and more investment in cybersecurity, both steps that we should be taking to reward the sacrifice of our military and keep our country safe."
The override of a veto, the process by which each chamber of Congress votes for a second time on a bill rejected by the president, requires a two-thirds vote in each the Senate and House of Representatives. Congress has historically overridden fewer than 10% of all presidential vetoes.
The Senate is scheduled to convene and resume consideration of the veto message on the NDAA for FY21 at noon tomorrow. The final override will get a vote sometime in the next few days.
To check the Senate's schedule and watch live floor proceedings, visit www.senate.gov/floor/.