Senate sends Trump defense bill he has vowed to veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a wide-ranging defense policy bill, sending it to President Donald Trump, despite his threat to veto it because the bill does not clamp down on big tech companies he claims were biased during the election.

The final vote was 84-13, mirroring a similarly overwhelming margin in the House that, if maintained in both chambers, would be enough to override a potential veto.

The Senate vote had been expected Thursday but was delayed after Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky objected to the measure, saying it could limit Trump’s ability to draw down U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Germany.

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