House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto, Ensuring National Emergency Continues

The House of Representatives fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Donald Trump’s veto Tuesday, ensuring his national emergency to secure border wall funding continues. Fourteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for an override, the New York Times reports. This is one more than the number of Republican representatives who voted to […]

Senate Passes Resolution Opposing Trump’s National Emergency

The Senate voted 59-41 in opposition of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for a wall on the southern U.S. border Thursday, with 12 Republicans crossing the aisle to pass the measure. Trump has vowed to veto the resolution, ensuring he gets the funds he needs to fulfill a long-held campaign promise. Still, the vote […]

Trump to Republican Senators: Don’t Fall Into Democrats’ ‘Trap’

President Donald Trump urged Republican senators not to vote in opposition of his national emergency to fund the border wall in a Monday tweet, calling such a move a Democratic “trap.” Trump declared a national emergency earlier this month to circumvent Congress and reallocate billions of dollars toward border wall construction. Within a week, the […]