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.
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.