President Donald Trump, second from right, walks down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2019, with, from left, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Peter King, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., following lunch with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration to build additional mileage of physical barriers along the US-Mexico border on Friday.
The veto is the first of Trump’s presidency, after being rebuked by Congress.
Trump is also likely to veto another resolution in the coming weeks, as Congress is advancing legislation that would withdraw US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump vetoed the resolution on Friday aimed at terminating his national emergency declaration to build physical barriers along the US-Mexico border from funds previously appropriated elsewhere.

It is the first veto of the Trump presidency, after the Senate issued a stern rebuke of the administration’s efforts to make good on a 2016 campaign promise to build the wall.

Read more: The Senate votes to terminate Trump’s national emergency in a stunning rebuke, and the president will have to use his first veto to get his border wall

Because of the veto, the resolution will go back to the House, where it is far short of the two-thirds majority needed to override the president. The Senate also lacks the 67 votes needed to override a veto.

The veto came one day after the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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