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US House votes for 2nd time to overturn Trump's national emergency declaration to fund border wall

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US House votes for 2nd time to overturn Trump's national emergency declaration to fund border wall

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Sep 2019, 06:37 am

Washington, Sep 27 (Xinhua/UNI) The US House voted Friday to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to fund the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, the second time it did so.

The resolution was passed in a 236 to 174 vote, short of the two-thirds majority required to nullify a presidential veto. Trump is almost certain to veto the resolution.

The Senate on Wednesday passed the resolution, but with 54 votes in support and 41 against, it fell short of the veto-proof majority as well.

Only 11 Senate Republicans and 11 House Republicans voted in support of blocking the national emergency, the results showed.

If Trump, who already vetoed a congressional resolution blocking the national emergency in March, vetoes the measure again, it will be the sixth time he rejects congressional legislation so far during his presidency.

The president declared a national emergency on the US southern border with Mexico in February as he failed to get the funding he desired from Congress.

The Department of Defence has redirected some 3.6 billion US dollars, which is originally appropriated for military construction projects but is set to be canceled, to pay for the wall.  

US House votes for 2nd time to overturn Trump's national emergency declaration to fund border wall

India Blooms News Service
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