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President Trump vetoed the annual defense spending bill Wednesday, the lame duck’s latest parting shot at Congress, before he was scheduled to leave Washington for Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida country club.

While Trump has long promised to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress passed the $740 billion bill earlier this month by a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives by a vote of 335-87 and the Senate by 84-13. The House is expected to vote to override Trump’s veto on Monday, while the Senate is slated to vote the following day.

“My administration has taken strong actions to help keep our Nation safe and support our service members,”

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