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Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

WorldNews Thursday, 14 March 2019 ()
Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defectWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate 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 approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyalty from millions of conservative voters who could punish defecting...
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Senate Rejects Trump's Emergency Declaration In a 59-41 vote, the Republican controlled Senate voted to overturn the national emergency at the U.S., Mexico border. 12 Republicans joined Senate Democrats to reject what lawmakers consider an executive overreach. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, via 'The NYT'...

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