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All eyes are on the Senate after the House voted to override President Trumps veto of the annual defense funding bill in addition to increasing coronavirus relief checks to $2000.Senate Republicans are expected to side with Democrats to override the Presidents veto, the first vote of its kind since President Trump took office. But the path to increase direct payments, which President Trump has encouraged, is uncertain in the Senate.

Posted: Dec 29, 2020 9:08 AM

(NBC News) A bipartisan rebuke for President Trump as more than a two-thirds house majority voting to override his veto of the national defense authorization act.

This was the first time it's happened during the Trump presidency.

Trump said he vetoed the bill because it would allow for the renaming of military bases which now honor confederate military leaders. And because it fails to strip liability protections from websites over what their users post.

The override followed a close vote in the house to increase coronavirus stimulus checks from 600 dollars to two-thousand dollars. A move pushed by the president, but backed by democrats.

President-elect Joe Biden also said he supports the $2,000 direct payment.

"This is not a stimulus,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R) Texas. “It is not. And it does nothing to help get people back to work."

It sets up a test for Republicans in the Senate, who generally oppose increasing the stimulus checks.

"I am telling Donald Trump, don't just talk about it, act,” said Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, (D) New York. “These Senate Republicans have followed you through thick and thin, get them now to act and to support the $2,000 checks."

But there's no guarantee Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will even bring the measure to the Senate floor for a vote.

Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders says he will try to block the vote on the defense authorization act override until there's a vote on increasing the coronavirus stimulus checks.

The term for the current Congress ends January 3.

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