Senate Votes to Terminate Trump's National Emergency

  • 2019-03-14
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Senate Votes to Terminate Trump's National Emergency
The Senate has voted to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration. 12 GOP Senators joined Democrats in blocking the president.

According to CNBC:

The Senate voted Thursday to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the southern border, a sharp bipartisan rebuke of the president’s flex of executive power. 

The chamber comfortably passed the measure in a 59-41 vote. Twelve Republicans supported it. 

Trump plans to reject the bill, which the Democratic-held House has already passed. The veto would be the first of his presidency. Neither chamber appears to have enough support to overcome Trump’s opposition with a two-thirds majority vote.

Republican senators who worried about executive overreach dealt an embarrassing blow to the president, who publicly lobbied the GOP to support his declaration in recent days. GOP lawmakers who voted to terminate Trump’s action voiced concerns not only about presidents circumventing Congress’ appropriations power, but also the prospect of Democratic administrations declaring emergencies on other topics in the future. 

The president will likely veto this legislation and it remains unclear whether the House and the Senate can override the veto with a two-thirds vote.

 Source: TTN

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