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Trump vetoes measure that threatened his border wall plans

Updated: 2019-03-16 04:00
United States President Donald J. Trump displays the veto statement of the bill passed by Congress to block the national emergency he declared earlier to fund the long-delayed southern border wall after delivering remarks on the national security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the US in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, March 15, 2019. [Photo/IC]

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional measure that would have blocked his attempt to use a national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

The president's action kicked the measure back to Congress, where the House of Representatives is expected to take it up again, likely on March 26, in an effort to override Trump's veto, a House Democratic leadership aide said on Thursday.

The Democratic-controlled House is not expected to have enough support to override the veto, the first of Trump's presidency. 

Reuters

 

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