Senate rejects Trump emergency call
The Senate on Thursday easily voted to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, delivering a bipartisan rebuke to what lawpassed makers in both parties deemed executive overreach by a president determined to build his border wall over Congress’ objections.
The 59-41 vote on the House- declaration for the first time — and on one of the core promises that animated Trump’s political rise, the vow to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
“Never before has a president asked for funding, Congress has not provided it, and the president then has used the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to spend the money anyway,” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said. “The problem with this is that after a Revolutionary War against a king, our nation’s founders gave to Congress the power to approve all spending so that
The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke.