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Politics Trump vetoes measure to end his emergency declaration on border wall

06:30  16 october  2019
06:30  16 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Trump declared the emergency to circumvent Congress and take money already designated for other programs to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall he promised to build during his 2016 campaign.

Last month, the Democratic-led House passed the joint resolution by 236-174, as 11 Republicans and one independent joined Democrats to vote in favor.

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President Donald Trump signs his veto of the congressional resolution to end his emergency declaration to get funds for a border wall during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US, Mar 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. President Donald Trump issued the first

President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency Trump repeated his view that a crisis existed at the border , called the resolution reckless and said he was proud to veto it.

The Republican-led Senate had approved the measure days earlier, by 54-41. Eleven of the Senate's 53 Republicans joined Democrats favoring the resolution.

"The situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our armed forces are still needed to help confront it," Trump said in his veto message.

Trump used the very first veto of his presidency in March to strike down a similar measure that had cleared the House and Senate. Congress was unable to muster the two-thirds majorities in both chambers to override that veto and is not expected to do so this time.

Congress has refused to meet Trump's demands to fund a wall, although it has provided some funds for border fencing and other barriers.

Members of Congress from both parties have been particularly unhappy about Trump shifting large amounts of money from the military budget to fund the wall, including funds for housing, schools and childcare for members of the armed forces and their families.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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