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Politics Mar 26WATCH: House fails to override Trump veto of his border emergency
The Democratic-controlled House fell short Tuesday in its effort to override President Donald Trump's first veto, handing him a victory in his effort to spend billions more for constructing barriers along the Southwest border than Congress has approved.
Politics Mar 14WATCH: Senate votes to block Trump’s emergency declaration
Several Republicans have said they will join Democrats in voting to block the president's emergency declaration that would steer $3.6 billion to building border barriers.
Politics Feb 284 senators push resolution to halt Trump’s border emergency
A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Politics Feb 26House passes resolution blocking Trump’s emergency order
The House of representatives approved the legislation 245 to 182.
Politics Feb 26Democrats block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions
The Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don't try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions.
Politics Feb 20Democrats to file measure aimed at blocking Trump emergency Friday
President Trump has promised to veto the measure. It seems unlikely Congress could muster the two-thirds majorities in each chamber needed to override a veto.
Politics Feb 15WATCH: Trump declares national emergency to build border wall
Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Politics Feb 14WATCH: Senate approves border security and funding bill
President Donald Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
Politics Feb 13Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown
Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for…
Politics Feb 12Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall
Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.