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Senate rebukes Trump, votes to end national emergency

DPA
Washington
The US Senate voted on Thursday to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over the situation on the border with Mexico, with a number of Republicans joining the Democratic minority to rebuke the president.
Trump has declared he will veto the resolution, which already passed in the House of Representatives, meaning it now heads to the White House for a decision. It will be his first veto since he took office in 2017.
The final vote was 59 to 41, with 12 Republicans joining the Democrats. Despite several members of Trump’s Republican party crossing partisan lines, the chamber lacks the two-thirds super-majority required to override a presidential veto.
The president declared the national emergency in order to access billions of dollars in funding for a border wall he has been promising along the frontier with Mexico as part of a campaign promise.

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