US Congress Settles on Final Version of NDAA Without Termination of Section 230 Demanded by Trump


Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced that he would veto the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) unless the bill it contains guarantees the termination of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) – legislation protecting tech companies from lawsuits over user content.

US Congressional negotiators on Wednesday agreed on the final version of the bill containing the NDAA 2021, which apparently does not include termination of CDA’s Section 230 that President Donald Trump earlier demanded, vowing to veto the entire bill otherwise.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and ranking member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) issued a joint statement after completing the final version of the NDAA.

According to the statement, the NDAA will include “important provisions affecting our national security”, including tools to “deter Russia and China”, funding for military infrastructure and reforms for the Pentagon – hiowever the bill that contains the military budegt will not include a separate notation for the elimination of Section 230, that Trump has been targeting for months.

Earlier in the day, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, a Republican, told reporters that a measure to repeal Section 230 would not be included in the new defense spending bill, adding that he had informed Trump about the decision.

The US president earlier vowed to veto the NDAA if the bill does not also suspend Section…

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