House Fails to Override President Trump’s Veto

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U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Photo Ron Richter ©)
U.S. Senator John Barrasso (Photo Ron Richter ©)

The U.S. House of Representatives failed to garner enough votes to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate on March 14 to block his national emergency declaration to fund construction of a border wall with Mexico. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

The House fell short of the two-thirds majority vote needed Tuesday, meaning that the President’s veto is sustained. U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming has consistently championed the President’s vision of border security and says this was just another attempt by the Democrats to oppose President Trump.

Barrasso said that border patrol officials have identified certain areas along the border that need immediate attention.

Congressional Democrats knew heading into Tuesday’s vote that there wouldn’t be enough support in the House to override the President’s veto, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week that the point of the vote was to let the President know that the House won’t tolerate his persistence for a border wall. Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the President’s emergency declaration allows for a resolution of disapproval to be brought up every six months, and that Democrats intend to bring it up again at that time.

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