Senate Rejects Trump's Emergency Declaration
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' President Donald
his response to
the bipartisan vote.
a national emergency in
February in order to bypass Congress and access $5 billion in
funding to construct a wall
along the Southern border.
Senate Majority Leader
Mitch McConnell had urged
the president not to make the
national emergency declaration.