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McConnell, GOP Face Splits With Trump Over Defense, Relief

  • Republicans face potential of two override votes against Trump
  • President attacks two mammoth pieces of year-end legislation
President Trump Attends Senate GOP Caucus Meeting

Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg

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Congressional Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, face high-stakes decisions in coming days over two giant pieces of bipartisan legislation that President Donald Trump savaged this week.

Trump on Wednesday vetoed a $740.5 billion annual defense spending bill, which passed both chambers of Congress with greater than two-thirds majorities earlier this month.