Senate Rejects Trump Border Emergency as Republicans Defect

The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump's February proclamation of a border emergency.

  • Published 14 March 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal. The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump's February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had… Read at AP News