House Fails to Override Trump Veto

House Fails to Override Trump Veto

The House of Representatives failed to override President Trump’s veto of Democratic legislation which would terminate his national emergency declaration.

The Hill reports: The chamber voted 248-181 to override the veto, falling short of the roughly 290 votes, or two-thirds majority, needed. Trump issued the veto earlier this month to push back on a rebuke from Congress over his bid to reallocate Pentagon funding to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

While most Republicans voted in support of Trump’s national emergency declaration, 14 voted with Democrats to override the veto: Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Francis Rooney (Fla.), Dusty Johnson (S.D.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Justin Amash (Mich.), Fred Upton (Mich.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), Greg Walden (Ore.), Mike Gallagher (Wis.), Will Hurd (Texas), John Katko (N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa).

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