House Dems Fail to Override Trump's Emergency Declaration

  • 2019-03-26
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
House Dems Fail to Override Trump's Emergency Declaration
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House Democrats failed to override Trump veto of the Dems attempt to stop his emergency declaration on border security.

According to Fox News:

The House of Representatives failed to pass a resolution on Tuesday that would override President Trump’s first veto and let stand his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border.

The House voted 248-181 in favor of overriding the president’s veto and doing away with Trump’s emergency declaration – falling 38 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass through the lower chamber or Congress. The measure passed mainly on party line with only 14Republicans voting in favor of the veto override.

Trump's emergency declaration drew unanimous opposition from congressional Democrats and opposition from some Republicans, especially in the Senate , where lawmakers objected that he was abusing presidential powers.

The Pentagon sent lawmakers a list last week of hundreds of military construction projects that might be cut to pay for barrier work. Though the list was tentative, Democrats were asserting that GOP lawmakers were endangering local bases to pay for the wall.

The danger remains that a Dem president can use the emergency declaration against Republicans. This, however, is another win for Trump in the last few days.

 Source: TTN

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