US House To Vote March 26 To Override Trump's Veto Of Border Emergency Bill - Pelosi
Faizan Hashmi 5 days ago Sat 16th March 2019 | 02:20 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th March, 2019) The US House of Representatives will hold a vote on March 26 in an attempt to override US President Donald Trump's veto of legislation aimed at ending his national emergency declaration on the southern border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
On Thursday, the US Senate passed the joint resolution with a 59-41 vote. On February 27, the House passed the resolution with a 245-182 vote. Neither the House nor the Senate has displayed enough support to garner two-thirds of the votes in each chamber to override Trump's veto.
Trump declared a national emergency last month to free up to $8 billion in Federal funding to build a wall on the US border with Mexico. The president has said the border is needed to prevent criminals and terrorists from pouring into the United States.