U.S. Senate advances massive defense bill, despite Trump veto threat
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate threw its weight behind the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a $740 billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, voting by a large margin to advance the bill on Friday despite President Donald Trump's veto threat.
The tally was 84 to 13 - well over the 60 needed to proceed - on the procedural motion to end debate and clear the way for a final vote on the measure, now set for Friday afternoon.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; editing by Franklin Paul and Jonathan Oatis)
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