Trump says administration to take 'good look' at Hong Kong rights Bill
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Donald Trump said on Friday (Nov 22) his administration would take a 'good look' at a Hong Kong Bill that passed the US Congress nearly unanimously, as lawmakers awaited his decision on whether he would sign it into law or issue a veto.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Asked if he was going to sign the legislation, Trump said:"It's being sent over (to the White House). We're going to take a very good look at it."
If Trump were to issue a veto, it would take two-thirds majorities in both the House of Representatives and Senate to override it and allow the bill to become law.
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