|The Senate joined the House in passing the final FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 84-13.|
SUMMARY: Today, the Senate joined the House in passing the final FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 84-13.
Today, the Senate passed the FY 2021 NDAA Conference Report by a vote of 84-13. The House also voted in favor of the bill on Tuesday. While the President has threatened to veto the bill, both the House and Senate passed the bill by a veto-proof majority. It now heads to the President for his signature.
The Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday formally informed Congress that President Trump plans to veto the bill, citing a provision of the bill that calls for the renaming of Defense Department facilities named after Confederate military leaders. Trump has also insisted that the NDAA should include a provision repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a law that protects internet companies from liability related to sensitive or hateful content posted by individual users. Lawmakers in both parties have rejected those calls, arguing that such a provision would not be germane to a bill focused on national security.
The bill contains several provisions that will benefit federal employees:
NTEU urges the President to sign the bill.