Senate fails to override Trump’s veto on attempt to block national emergency
Oct. 17 (UPI) — The Senate on Thursday was unable to override President Donald Trump‘s second veto of a resolution to block his emergency declaration to justify funding a border wall without congressional approval.
The Senate originally voted 54-41 and the House voted 236-174 last month to deny the emergency declaration and funding. It came after the Trump administration said it intended to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funding to build the border wall.
Trump declared a national emergency in February after negotiations with Congress led to the longest government shutdown in history. The first congressional rejection came in March, but Trump successfully vetoed that resolution.