The Democratic-controlled House lost a veto override vote that aimed to halt President Donald Trump's national emergency plan to fund a border wall, as Republican support for the president handed him a new victory following the end of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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Katko warned that Trump would set a unsafe precedent by diverting $6.7 billion from the military and other programs to finance the border wall.
The issue split the GOP on Capitol Hill - 13 House Republicans and 12 Senate Republicans voted for the resolution overturning the the national emergency. "It's a democracy", House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., said, adding, "we have the power of the purse and that prerogative has been invaded by Donald Trump". This time, 14 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for an override.
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But while Congress approved a resolution voiding Trump's move, the margins by which the House and Senate passed the measure fell well short of the two-thirds majorities that will be needed to override the veto. A coalition of 16 states sued in February to block Trump's move. That included passage by the Republican-led Senate, in which 12 GOP senators - almost 1 of every 4 - joined Democrats in blocking him. The department notified Congress on March 25 that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion toward wall construction.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan notified Congress Monday night that it was shifting $1 billion from military readiness money over to the drug interdiction account, where it could be used for wall-building.
Despite his veto remaining intact, Trump may not be able to spend the money for barriers quickly because of lawsuits by Democratic state attorneys general and others that could take years to resolve.
Tuesday's vote would keep the border emergency intact, which for now would let him shift an additional $3.6 billion from military construction projects to work on a barrier along the southwest boundary.
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The House Democrats argued the Republican president had overstepped his authority by going around Congress's refusal to fund a border wall, because the legislature has the power to control spending under the Constitution.
"In cataloging the president's actions, many of which took place in public view", Barr wrote, "the (Mueller) report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent".
Pelosi had called on lawmakers from both parties to pass the resolution to prevent the president from circumventing Congress's constitutional authority over spending.
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