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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