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House Dems Fail to Block Trump’s Veto on Anti-Border Wall Measure

Congressional Democrats and some Republicans opposed Trump's emergency declaration

 on 26th March 2019 @ 8.00pm
the measure passed mostly on the party line with just 14 republicans voting in favor of the veto override © press
The measure passed mostly on the party line with just 14 Republicans voting in favor of the veto override.

The Democratic House of Representatives failed to pass a resolution to block president Donald Trump’s first veto, letting his national emergency declaration at the Mexican border stand, according to reports. 

The House voted 248-181 in favor of revoking the president’s veto and blocking his emergency declaration, falling short of 38 votes of the two-thirds majority required to pass within the lower chamber of Congress.

The measure passed mostly on the party line with just 14 Republicans voting in favor of the veto override.

Congressional Democrats and some Republicans fiercely opposed Trump's emergency declaration as lawmakers complained that he was abusing presidential powers.

 the pentagon s said it had discovered potential funding sources  more than the amount needed  © press
The Pentagon's said it had discovered potential funding sources 'more than the amount needed.'

But last week, the Pentagon's said it had discovered potential funding sources "more than the amount needed."

So far, it is not yet known which projects the Defense Department will take from.

Various states which received large amounts of money that weren't spent could have to give it back.

California was found to have more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction budget that could be used for the wall. Even Hawaii has more than $400 million not being used.

Other states with unused allocated funds include Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba.

 trump supporters insisted he was only acting under a 1976 law that allows presidents to declare national emergencies © press
Trump supporters insisted he was only acting under a 1976 law that allows presidents to declare national emergencies.

Congress voted to provide less than $1.4 billion for barriers a few weeks ago.

According to some opponents, Trump 'declaring a national emergency' was inviting future Democratic presidents to circumvent lawmakers

But Trump supporters insisted he was only acting under a 1976 law that allows presidents to declare national emergencies.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was triggered last week by Trump's move last week by vowing to attempt to override the president’s veto.

Taking to Twitter, Pelosi unloaded on Presdient Trump, calling the emergency at the border a "#FakeEmergency."

[RELATED] Pro-Trump Latinos Stun CNN: We Want a ‘Longer and Taller’ Wall

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