Se­nate re­jects Trump emer­gency call

Miami Herald - - FRONT PAGE - BY EMILY COCHRANE AND GLENN THRUSH New York Times

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.

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