The Senate defied President Trump on Thursday, with 12 Republicans helping form a decisive majority to block his declaration of a national emergency over immigration. But the 59-41 vote wasn't a large enough majority to overturn a veto, and Trump…
Presidents who have issued a high number of vetoes have often done so in response to pushback from members of Congress, whether it’s within their own party or an opposing party.
By Courtney Vinopal
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.
By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
For Republican senators, the vote on President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration presents a dilemma, pitting concerns over balance of power and military construction funds against loyalty to the president.
By Lisa Desjardins
By Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram, Associated Press
The House of representatives approved the legislation 245 to 182.
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