The bill initially passed both the House and Senate with veto-proof majorities, but amid Trump’s continued opposition, it’s unclear if the override attempt will be successful or if the veto will be sustained.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, has suggested many GOP House members won’t vote to override Trump’s veto despite having voted for the bill itself, a dynamic that could make it harder for the House to override the veto, which would require a two-thirds majority vote.
Democrats have expressed confidence, however, that they will have the votes they need to override the veto. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday night that he thought the votes would be there and even Republican aides are saying they believe there is a very good chance Trump’s veto will be overridden Monday night in the House.
If Republicans successfully sustain the veto, there will be no vote in the Senate. But if the veto is overridden, then the measure will head to the Senate for a veto override attempt in that chamber.
The President ultimately moved to veto the legislation earlier this month, setting up a clash with Congress, and putting Republican lawmakers in a difficult spot, and paving the way for the House override attempt.