Saturday, January 2, 2021

Winds of Change


The new year is already one day old and already showing signs of improvement from the year behind us.

I was encouraged that the Congress, with the Senate voting yesterday, set a new tone for the year by overriding the President's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill - The Wall Street Journal

Yesterday's vote by the Senate marks the first time during the current administration that a veto had been overridden. The House voted to override the veto on Monday. 

According to the article cited above, Trump has vetoed eight other bills during his term--none of which were overridden.

There winds of change are beginning to blow through the halls of the Congress. The veto override was an example of bipartisanship working for the good of the country. I hope the effort on the NDAA represents a much needed change in the manner in which our leaders work. They must get beyond partisan politics and work for the good of the nation as a whole. 

It is a strong beginning to the new year.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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