Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2019 / 15:00 pm
The House and Senate have passed a joint resolution to terminate President Trump's February declaration of emergency at the U.S.-Mexico Border, before departing for a two-week recess. The support for the resolution, however, is not likely to be enough to override the expected presidential veto.
On Wednesday, before leaving for its October recess, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 54 by a vote of 54 to 41. In addition to 42 Democrats who voted in favor of it, 11 Republicans supported the resolution.
On Friday, the House passed the same resolution by a vote of 236-174. Voting in favor were 11 Republicans and 224 Democrats.
"This resolution reflects the fact that the President's assertion of a national security emergency at the border is false," Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Majority Leader, stated on Friday. "The crisis at the border is a humanitarian one, and it is a crisis of this President's own making."