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Politics Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday

04:50  17 october  2019
04:50  17 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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The Senate voted to overturn President Trump ’s national emergency declaration , delivering a Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, voted Thursday in favor of the resolution to overturn President Trump ’s It was not a big enough margin to override his promised veto , but Congress

President Trump rejected legislation on Friday that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall On Thursday , a dozen Republicans joined Senate Democrats in Even if Congress fails to override the veto , the emergency declaration is already drawing court challenges.

The Senate on Thursday will attempt to override President Trump's veto of a resolution nixing his emergency declaration on the border wall.

John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell are posing for a picture: Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday© Greg Nash Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up a veto override vote for Thursday at 1:45 p.m., as he wrapped up the Senate's work on Wednesday and set the schedule for Thursday.

The vote will come less than two days after Trump vetoed the resolution, which passed the House and Senate last month.

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Trump, in his veto message to the Senate, said the national emergency has allowed the administration to "counter large-scale unlawful migration" and facilitated the construction of his long-promised border wall.

"In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it," he added.

Under the National Emergencies Act, a resolution ending the declaration needed only a simple majority to clear the Senate.

But Thursday's veto override attempt is expected to fall short of the 67 votes needed.

The resolution to end Trump's emergency declaration initially passed the Senate by 54-41, with 11 Republican senators voting with Democrats to nix the declaration.

Democrats are able to force a vote every six months on terminating the resolution.

Trump previously vetoed a resolution to end the emergency declaration in March. The House failed to override the veto.

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