U.S. Senate Republicans vote to end Trump emergency declaration on border wall

The Senate again voted on Wednesday to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border wall, paving the way for a veto showdown with the White House.
Senators voted 54-41 on a resolution to end the declaration, which Trump used to shift billions of dollars from the military toward wall construction.

Under the National Emergencies Act, a resolution ending the declaration needed only a simple majority to clear the Senate, making it likely to be approved. But underscoring the broad swath of concern about Trump’s actions among the Senate GOP caucus, 11 Republican senators voted to nix the declaration.

GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) voted to end the president's declaration.

The vote marks another setback for Trump in the midst of a chaotic week on Capitol Hill. The White House is locked in a burgeoning impeachment battle with Democrats and lawmakers still need to fund the government before Monday to prevent the second shutdown of the year.



  • This is why i am a Republican. Our party stand up to our own Republican President on principles we don't shy away. Unlike the socialists Democrats who allowed their black bastard to do things when they knew it was wrong. Republican true and true.

    Sadly i agree with the tea party element of the GOP but I'm for the wall. Build it i say for the 100 time. If we can spend trillions on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a few billions on the border wall don't matter.

    This vote will go nowhere. The national emergency will stay on place. Why? Because the Senate majority leader is behind it and with it the president and the veto.

    Sorry rand paul i agree with you but the wall is necessary to protect the homeland.

  • Even Republicans now think that Mexico - not our U.S. military - should pay for the Liar-in-Chief's useless wall as he promised in 2016.
  • The wall is being build end of story.


  • Yes, it is very funny because Trump's "Great Wall" is a big joke, not a reality.

    More than 2 1/2 years after President Trump took office with an ardent promise to build a wall along the southern border, his administration still cannot tell us when it will add its 1st mile of new wall to a border area that doesn't have pre-existing barriers.

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