Senate Rejects Trump's Emergency Declaration

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Published on March 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

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 Trump tweeted his response to the bipartisan vote.

Trump declared 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.

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