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Trump Vetoes Bill Rejecting His Border Emergency Order - Should Congress Respect the Veto?

Should Congress support Trump's veto?

by Countable | 3.15.19

Update - 4:00pm:

  • President Donald Trump has issued his first veto, striking down a resolution that would have terminated his border security emergency order.
  • Flanked by law enforcement officers and families of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump said:
  • "I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it."
  • Trump called the resolution "dangerous" and "reckless."

What’s the story?

  • President Donald Trump is expected to exercise his first veto over a Congress-backed resolution to terminate the border security order he declared in late-January.
  • Lawmakers argued that the president had exceeded his authority in trying to build a border wall over the objections of Congress.

Is a veto the end of the resolution?

  • Congress may attempt to override the veto, but based on 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.

What do you think?

Do you support Trump vetoing the Congress-approved resolution to overturn his national emergency declaration? Should Congress vote to override the veto? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

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