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Senate Passes Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration 59-41, Setting Up First Veto

Some articles so far:

NPR: [Congress Overturns Trump’s National Emergency Declaration To Build The Wall](https://www.npr.org/2019/03/14/703379399/congress-overturns-trumps-national-emergency-declaration-to-build-the-wall)

NY Times: [Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/politics/national-emergency-vote.html)

NY Times: [Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/politics/senate-vote-trump-national-emergency.html)

Politico: [Romney and other Republicans buck Trump on national emergency](https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/14/romney-alexander-national-emergency-1221317)

Reuters: [Trump faces another rebuke from Senate allies over wall, vows veto](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-congress-emergency/senate-poised-to-pass-bill-ending-border-emergency-trump-vows-veto-idUSKCN1QV1A8)

Vox: [Trump national emergency: Senate Republicans vote to block border wall national emergency – It’s a staggering rebuke to the president.](https://www.vox.com/2019/3/14/18264306/senate-republicans-block-trump-emergency-resolution)

>Passage of the legislation would mark the second Senate rebuke of the president in two days. Senators on Wednesday approved a resolution seeking to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, rejecting Trump’s policy toward the kingdom.

>During the first two years of his term, the Republican-led Congress mostly accommodated Trump, who has not yet used his veto pen. That could change now in response to Trump making the emergency declaration as an alternative way to get billions of dollars in funding for the wall after Congress turned him down.

>At least seven Republican senators have now said they back the measure passed in February by the U.S. House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats. At least four Republicans are needed to pass it in the 100-seat Senate, along with all 45 Democrats and two independents.

>McConnell urged his fellow Republicans to defeat the measure but Senators Mitt Romney and Lamar Alexander announced that they would vote the opposite, becoming the latest Republicans to express defiance of Trump.

>At stake are billions of dollars in funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that Trump is demanding but Congress has refused to fully provide. The stalemate led to a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended in January.

>Under the emergency declaration Trump signed on Feb. 15, he would take money from other federal programs to build the barrier, which he says is needed to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

>Democrats deny there is an emergency at the border, saying border crossings are at a four-decade low.

>“Democrats and Republicans both know the sad truth: the president did not declare an emergency because there is one,” Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor. “He declared an emergency because he lost in Congress and wants to get around it.”

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