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Trump returns to Washington on Thursday, ahead of schedule


#President #Trump and first lady #Melania #Trump are returning early to #Washington #Thursday from #Florida, the #White #House announced unexpectedly #Wednesday night. A senior #Trump adviser told CBS #News that the president had initially planned to celebrate #New #Year’s #Eve at #Mar-a-Lago, his private golf club in #Palm #Beach, and come back to #Washington on #January 1. The #White #House has not said publicly why the president is returning early.

The #Senate is expected to vote to override #Mr. #Trump’s veto of the #National #Defense #Authorization #Act on #Friday, after the #House voted to do so on #Monday. #If successful, this will be the first — and last — time #Congress overturned #Mr. #Trump’s veto, the ninth of his presidency.

The NDAA, which has broad bipartisan support, is a critical defense spending bill which #Congress votes on annually and which has been approved each year for several decades. #Mr. #Trump vetoed the bill on #December 23, complaining about the inclusion of a provision to create a commission to rename military bases honoring #Confederate officials, and arguing that the bill should include a section on repealing #Section 230, a social media liability shield.

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The #Senate needs 60 votes on #Friday to end debate and set up a final vote requiring two-thirds of senators to vote to override the veto. #Since the NDAA passed in the #Senate earlier this month with 84-13 votes, it is also likely to clear this hurdle.

#Senate #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell has also rebuffed a push for the #Senate to take up a bill increasing coronavirus relief checks to #Americans from $600 to $2,000, a measure supported by #Mr. #Trump.

#Mr. #Trump’s return to #Washington on #Thursday comes just under a week before #Congress will be convening to count each state’s electoral votes and reaffirm #President-elect #Joe #Biden’s victory. GOP #Senator #Josh #Hawley on #Wednesday became the sole senator to commit to challenging the electoral votes when lawmakers meet on #January 6, joining several #Republican #House members who have vowed to do so.

“JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!” #Mr. #Trump tweeted on #Wednesday evening. There are expected to be demonstrations in support of #Mr. #Trump on #January 6.





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