The house voted to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday to terminate President Donald Trump’s national-emergency declaration to reprogram federal funds for construction of additional physical barriers along the US-Mexico border.
The vote is a stern rebuke of Trump, who has drawn lawsuits and widespread criticism for utilizing emergency powers to justify building his long-promised wall. But in order to become veto-proof, the resolution will need to gain much more Republican support, which is poised to be an uphill battle for Democrats.
The resolution, which was introduced by Democratic Rep. Julian Castro of Texas, passed by a 245-182 vote.
Written by Abelina Tavera