Tag: Vetoes (US)

Trump Issues First Veto After Congress Rejects Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting legislation that opposed his declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border. The bill blocking Mr. Trump’s emergency declaration had attracted significant Republican support in Congress. “Today I am vetoing this resolution,” Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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Senate Republicans’ Declaration of (Semi-) Independence

In a rare display of spine, 12 Republican senators on Thursday defied their president and joined Democrats in passing a resolution to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. Having already zipped through the Democratic-controlled House, the legislation is on track to draw the first veto of Mr. Trump’s presidency. […]

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Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday easily voted to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, delivering a bipartisan rebuke to what lawmakers in both parties deemed executive overreach by a president determined to build his border wall over Congress’s objections. The 59-41 vote on the House-passed measures set up […]

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In Rebuke to Trump, Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday again rebuked President Trump for his continued defense of Saudi Arabia after the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting for a second time to end American military assistance for the kingdom’s war in Yemen and to curtail presidential war powers. The 54-to-46 vote, condemning a nearly four-year […]

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Trump’s Grip Shows Signs of Slipping as Senate Prepares to Block Wall Emergency

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, conceded on Monday that he could not stave off final passage of a resolution overturning President Trump’s national emergency declaration, setting up a rebuke to Mr. Trump amid signs that the president’s grip even on his own party in Congress may be […]

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Senate Has Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration

With Senator Rand Paul’s decision to support a resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration, Congress appears ready to deliver a stern rebuke to the president over his border wall and a clear statement that it will defend its ability to control federal spending. Senator Paul, a libertarian-minded Kentuckian, said […]

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Rand Paul, a Key Vote, Appears to Support Blocking Trump’s Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON — Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, appeared to signal support this weekend for a resolution that would overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, which would provide the crucial vote needed for the Senate to pass the measure. “I can’t vote to give […]

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Former Lawmakers Pressure Congress to Reject Trump’s Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON — More than 25 former Republican lawmakers and nearly 60 former senior national security officials appealed to Congress on Monday to kill President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Mexican border, countering Republican leaders’ effort to hold down defections Tuesday on a scheduled House vote to block […]

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How Republicans Erased Trumpism

Donald Trump has a Congress problem. He can’t get Republicans to promote his policies. And when he forces the issue — as with his border wall — he can’t win their support. But most Americans don’t know that. After all, Republican legislators voted with the president well over 90 percent […]

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Trump Border Demand Threatens to Upend Shutdown Deal

WASHINGTON — A deal to avert a Christmastime government shutdown teetered on Thursday as President Trump fumed that he was not getting border-wall funding and conservatives in the House revolted against a bill to keep funds flowing past midnight Friday. House Republicans emerged from a conference meeting Thursday morning disgruntled […]

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