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Senate Sends Bill to End Border Emergency to Trump's Desk for Likely Veto

Should Trump veto the bill?

by Countable | Updated on 3.14.19

The Senate voted 59-41 Thursday afternoon on a bill to terminate the border security emergency declared by President Donald Trump, who is expected to exercise the first veto of his presidency to block it.

Democrats were joined by 12 Republicans in voting to end the emergency, with concerns about executive overreach proving to be a bipartisan concern.

It’s not clear how soon the president will veto the bill, but once he does Congress may attempt to override the veto. Based on the the 245-182 vote in the House and the 59-41 vote in the Senate, it appears neither chamber has the two-thirds majority needed for a successful override.

Congress’s last successful override of a presidential veto came in September 2016, when bipartisan super-majorities enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act despite President Barack Obama’s veto.


— Eric Revell

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  • John
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    End the my-bruised-ego-I’m-the-boss-of-you-I’ll-hold-my-breath-and-turn-blue non-emergency emergency. And, 45, grow up!

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  • Daniel
    Voted Yes
    03/14/2019
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    We need the wall and the rest of what the bill has in it, people are so stupid and that is this country’s down fall. When you get them one on one they know nothing about the issue only what the left feeds out and when they see it they have a different view. There was a guy going around a campus about the Green Deal and asked what they thought of it. They wanted it but once they read the bill and what would be given up the story changed and they did not want it. I think these bill should be up on walls like some countries do for the public to read and vote on.

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  • M
    03/15/2019
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    Finally some GOP representatives have found their conscience & their backbone.

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  • Larry
    Voted Maybe
    03/14/2019
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    We need the wall now, can we depend on your vote for money for the wall.

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  • Kathy
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    We need to end this fake emergency at the border. If it was such an emergency, the GOP should have done this sometime in the past 2 years when they controlled both the House and the Senate. Let’s look at true crises, ie, gun deaths, opioid addiction, climate, and the growing deficit due to the overspending on unneeded border walls, ridiculous furnishings for cabinet offices and travel expenses for the president and his family to their private clubs every weekend. The tax cuts are the biggest scam. End the fake emergency!

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  • SneakyPete
    Voted Yes
    03/14/2019
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    President Trumps First Legislative Veto? Contrary to a number of Countable commentators here, President is acting IAW the Constitution as it prescribes his duties and the manner and procedures that he may perform including the veto of legislation he deems necessary. So, our opposition party followers, if this were a Democratic President initiating a “Border 🚨 Emergency Initiative” you’d say nary a single word in opposition. Before you say, your correct a Democratic President would never ever do anything sadly to seal,the porous Southern Mexico 🇲🇽 / USA 🇺🇸 Border. SneakyPete..... 🤔🤔🤔🤔. 3*14*19......

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  • G
    03/15/2019
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    America's are being harmed daily by the drug traffic, diseases, murderers, rapist, pedo, etc coming across southern border. EASILY FIXED: WALL. There is absolutely no good reason not to build that WALL. govt took oath to protect citizens--they broke it. govt is being bribed to let border open by drug lords. this will not be tolerated. el chopo said he bribed pelosi and others at his hearing. I believe him.

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  • Benni
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    I understand how Trump feels about the issue of immigrants (even if I entirely disagree with him), but he’s blowing everything out of proportion. Declaring a state of national emergency shouldn’t be used for this.

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  • Soni
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    1). Fewer people are crossing the border illegally now than for a long time. 2). People have come into this country for years using tunnels. 3). Most illegal aliens arrived legally by plane and overstay their VISA. The smarter thing to do would be to pay IT to create a system to start tracking people before their VISAs are up and escort them out of the country. All this border wall does is give temporary jobs and waste taxpayer money that would be better spent on infrastructure.

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  • Sarah
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Trump should not veto the bill. The people through their representatives have spoken, and they have stated that he has over stepped his power.

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  • Debra
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    This is a fabricated emergency.

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  • Girlzorba
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    A wall has been proven to be ineffective over and over again. We need border security in other ways- we also need to put the brakes on the hatred between Dems and Reps and remember that we are all Americans that need to do what's best for our country as whole. The selfish, individual first line of thinking will benefit no one.

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  • Pat
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    No, but I’m sure Trump will veto the bill to cancel the fake national emergency. At least he’s getting the message that the Republicans don’t even support him on this one. That’s saying a lot because so far they supported most of his unethical activities.

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  • Tinee
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    If Trump Vetos the bill articles of impeachment should be handed to him. No more putting party over country. No more putting whatever DJT wants over this country & it's people.

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  • Elgeras1
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    I live on the border. There is no emergency. End this take emergency.

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  • Chickie
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), ‘strongly advised #45 against declaring a National Emergency at our Southern borders. McConnell also made a point of not pressuring Senators to support #45; instead he urged them to vote according to the consciences and political interests. In early March, McConnell attended a party lunch. He canvassed the room and found no one supported #45’s National Emergency. What is glaringly missing from McConnell’s urging to Senators is how they are to represent their Constituents ~ not to vote based on their consciences and certainly NOT vote as per their political interests! It seems in McConnell’s 30 yrs as Senator he has forgotten the reason why he and all Senators are there. All members of the House and Senate are there to vote per the voice of their constituents. Period. Override #45’s planned Veto of this ridiculous and useless Wall. #nowall

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  • Charles
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Trump should not veto this Bill, Taxpayers should not be paying for a Wall, on a lie Trump told..

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  • J. scott
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    No Trump should not Veto the bill and if he does Congress our bicameral legislative body should override his veto and move on from this issue and Trump’s deranged disrespect for our republic’s balance of powers.

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  • Austin
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Overturn the veto

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  • Kathi13
    Voted No
    03/14/2019
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    There is no emergency at the border.

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  • Richard
    Voted Yes
    03/14/2019
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    I’m tired of the constant flow of drugs, criminals, disease and freeloaders coming across our insecure border. Congress doesn’t care one bit about our safety.

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  • Dale
    Voted Yes
    03/15/2019
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    For years, our representatives have refused to face the problems of illegal immigration. Finally we have a President willing to stand up and do the right thing for the country. There are many reasons both the Dems and Rep don't want to fix the broken immigration system, most to do with MONEY in their pockets.

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