US House votes to block Trump’s border emergency declaration

If the bill is approved by the Republican-controlled Senate, US President Donald Trump says he will veto the measure.

People gather during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump”s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall, outside Trump International Hotel & Tower in Manhattan [Andrew Kelly/Reuters]
The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to revoke Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the United States border with Mexico, handing the president a stinging rebuke on his signature issue.

In a 245-182 vote, the Democratic-majority House rejected Trump’s assertion that he could use money for the wall that Congress had appropriated for other purposes. The bill now moves to the Republican-run Senate, where it also could pass, given some Republicans’ concerns about the president’s actions.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.