House Dems fail to override Trump veto in fight over border emergency declaration

Article author: 
Andrew O'Reilly
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
26 March 2019
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

House Democrats on Tuesday failed to override President Trump’s first veto as part of their battle over border security, representing a victory for the administration that allows the president's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to stand.

The president had vetoed a Democrat-backed measure to cancel that emergency. The House voted 248-181 on Tuesday in favor of overriding – but this fell 38 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed. Only 14 Republicans voted in favor of the veto override ...