House passes defense bill removing Confederate names from bases

House passes defense bill removing Confederate names from bases

The House passed a $741B defense policy bill on Tuesday, setting up a potential clash with President Trump over removing the names of Confederate leaders from military bases. Lawmakers approved the act in a 295-125 vote, a majority representing enough votes to override a veto from Trump. Earlier, the White House warned that Trump would veto the bill if it reached his desk in its current form.

Timothy
Timothy
Clara
Clara 2 weeks

Why veto a defense policy bill over this move? Why compromise the defense forces of the country?

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