His Week Is Getting Better: Congress Fails to Override Trump Veto

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019 2:30 PM
His Week Is Getting Better: Congress Fails to Override Trump Veto

Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

UPDATE: Hold the phone. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says this fight is not over.

ORIGINAL POST

Congress has failed to reach the two-thirds majority they need to override President Trump's veto of their resolution against his emergency declaration order. The final tally was 248-181.

In his emergency declaration order, Trump announced he had found $8 billion to expand a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Both the House and Senate, concerned about the constitutionality of the declaration, passed a disapproval resolution to block it, which prompted Trump to use his veto power for the first time. Thirteen Republicans supported the effort to block the emergency order.

Trump is enjoying a string of wins this week. The news out of Capitol Hill comes after the DOJ sided with U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor that Obamacare's individual mandate is unconstitutional, and after Robert Mueller concluded the president did not collude with Russia.

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