U.S. Senate adopts defense budget despite Trump’s opposition



81 members of the Republican-controlled Senate supported the initiative, with 13 senators opposed. The House of Representatives of the Congress overcame the veto of the head of state on Monday.

Thus, despite the opposition of the American leader, the provisions of the defense budget come into force, which includes the expansion of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream gas pipelines.

For the first time in Trump’s presidency, both houses of Congress were able to overcome his veto. As head of state, he blocked nine bills.



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