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PoliticsTrump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration

13:35  14 march  2019
13:35  14 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency The Senate majority leader had urged the president not to declare a national emergency after Congress rejected his demands to fund the wall.

Trump 's vow to veto a measure blocking the emergency declaration comes after he warned GOP senators on Wednesday that it would be a "bad vote " to block the declaration . “I said use your own discretion. But I think it’s a bad vote if they go against — I think anybody going against border security

Trump 's declaration of a national emergency gives him access to about .6 billion The measure to block Trump 's edict will be closely watched in the Senate , where moderates such as Susan Trump 's GOP allies promised they would uphold any veto denying Democrats the two-thirds votes required to.

Trump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration© Getty Images Trump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration President Trump said Thursday that he is "prepared to veto" a Senate resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border.

The Democratic measure is expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate later in the day.

"A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction)," Trump tweeted.

"I am prepared to veto, if necessary," he added. "The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!"

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The Senate voted to overturn President Trump ’s national emergency declaration , delivering a bipartisan rebuke for what lawmakers in both parties saw as executive overreach. The 59-to-41 vote on a measure already approved by the House set up the first veto of Mr. Trump ’s presidency.

Trump promised the veto ahead of the vote . “A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is The vote on Thursday pit Mr Trump against some of the most prominent members of his own party and will force him to issue the first veto of his

The House has already passed the resolution, and a number of GOP senators have said they will vote for it on Thursday, including Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Thom Tillis(N.C.) and Rand Paul (Ky.).

Several other Republicans - including Sens. Marco Rubio(Fla.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Ben Sasse (Neb.) - could also support the measure.

Trump declared the national emergency last month, saying there was a crisis at the southern border and vowing to bypass Congress spend $8 billion to build barriers along the southern border.


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Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto.
Democrats are planning a vote that aims to override President Trump's veto of legislation blocking his emergency declaration, an effort that's all but certain to fail. The House will hold a veto-override vote on March 26, shortly after lawmakers return from a weeklong recess, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday. The measure is unlikely to garner the necessary two-thirds majority, given that only 13 House Republicans joined with Democrats in support of a resolution last month to block Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall.

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