Trump Issues First Veto To Block Resolution Stopping National Emergency At Southern Border With Mexico; House Attempts To Override Veto But Fails

 In Mexico Wall, National Security and Military Operations   Last Updated: April 6, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday [February 15, 2019] declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval.”  The national emergency allows him to divert funds from other sources to building the wall.

The Senate voted 59-41 on Thursday March 14, 2019 to override this national emergency declaration.

Trump vetoed the resolution on Friday March 15, 2019.  The House of Representatives attempted to override the veto but did not have enough votes.

SOURCE: Fox News (See Below Citations)







Emily Cochrane and Glenn Thrush. "Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto." New York Times, 14 March 2019. Web. 23 March 2019.
Adam Shaw. "Trump wields first presidential veto to nix border emergency rebuff." Fox News, 15 March 2019. Web. 23 March 2019.
Erica Werner. "House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency." Washington Post, 26 March 2019. Web. 06 April 2019.
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