U.S. House votes to nullify Trump’s emergency

Feb 26, 2019, 4:49 AM EST
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(Source: Gage Skidmore/flickr)

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a Democratic-authored resolution that seeks to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency and deny him the funding he demands for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Democrats have the numbers to pass the resolution in the House, but the Republican-majority Senate could thwart it attempts to nullify the emergency unless there are defections from the GOP, writes Reuters.

Republican Party has faced internal dissent over Trump’s national emergency declaration, making it likely that the resolution could sail through the Senate as well, where it needs a simple majority for passage, reports The Washington Post. However, the resolution requires two-thirds majority to survive against a presidential veto threatened by Trump.