Rep. Delgado Votes to Override President Trump’s Veto of Defense Authorization Bill
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 the President issued a veto of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), requiring Congress to vote to override the Presidential veto to ensure the bill becomes law. This comprehensive legislation provides federal funding for the United States Armed Forces, and has been annually signed into law for the past 59 years. This year, the NDAA passed the House of Representatives on December 3, 2020 in a bipartisan 335 to 78 vote. The bill also passed the Senate with support from both parties on December 11, 2020. Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle in voting to override the President’s veto before the end of the year.
“The NDAA contains critically important provisions to support our men and women in uniform, and has historically been signed into law on a bipartisan basis,” said Rep. Delgado. “Today I joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle to override President Trump's veto of the NDAA and provide federal funding to support our nation’s Armed Forces. This veto override will ensure our country has the resources needed to provide a three percent pay raise for our troops, make urgently needed improvements to military family housing, provide health benefits to National Guard members responding to COVID-19, and examine the military health system’s response to the coronavirus. It also increases access to childcare for our men and women in uniform, and expands paid family leave for federal employees.”