Congress Overturns Trump's National Emergency Declaration To Build The Wall

The Republican-controlled Senate approved a resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the U.S. Mexico border, putting Congress on a path to its first veto confrontation with the Trump administration.

Twelve Republicans voted with all Senate Democrats to approve the resolution. The Democratic-controlled House approved it last month, 245 to 182, with just 13 House Republicans breaking with the White House.

North Carolina GOP Senator Thom Tillis penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Feb 25 saying he would vote for the resolution blocking the president’s actions to go around Congress to build a border wall, but reversed himself and opposed it on Thursday.

At stake is nearly $6 billion in federal funds that President Trump redirected in a Feb. 15 emergency…

Original published: 2019-03-14 14:54:57 Read the full New York City News here


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