House passes resolution to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration

The House passed legislation to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of national emergency on the southern border. The resolution passed by a vote of 245-182. Every Democrat and 13 Republicans voted for the resolution.
 
The 13 Republicans who voted for the resolution were Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Mike Gallagher (Wis.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Will Hurd (Texas), Dusty Johnson (S.D.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Francis Rooney (Fla.), Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Fred Upton (Mich.), and Greg Walden (Ore.).
 
Trump declared a state of emergency on the southern border and directed $8.1 billion to build a border wall on February 15, 2019.
 
The resolution now heads to the Senate where four GOP senators will have to vote with every member of the Democratic caucus to send it to Trump’s desk. The resolution needs a simple majority to pass. If it passes, Trump said that he would veto the resolution. It would be the first veto of his presidency.



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