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Sat Sep 28, 2019, 05:56 AM

U.S. House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Source: Reuters

POLITICS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 / 11:11 AM / UPDATED 16 MINUTES AGO

U.S. House votes again to end Trump's border emergency declaration

Patricia Zengerle
3 MIN READ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday backed for a second time legislation that would terminate President Donald Trumpís February declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, sending the measure to the White House for Trumpís expected veto.

The Democratic-led House passed the joint resolution by 236-174, as 11 Republicans and one independent joined Democrats in casting yea votes. The Republican-led Senate approved the measure earlier this week by 54-41. Eleven of the Senateís 53 Republicans joined Democrats favoring the resolution.

Trump used the very first veto of his presidency this 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.

The Democratic-led House passed the joint resolution by 236-174, as 11 Republicans and one independent joined Democrats in casting yea votes. The Republican-led Senate approved the measure earlier this week by 54-41. Eleven of the Senateís 53 Republicans joined Democrats favoring the resolution.

Trump used the very first veto of his presidency this 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.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/u-s-house-votes-again-to-end-trumps-border-emergency-declaration-idUSKBN1WC1S7

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