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Senate fails to override Trump on border wall emergency

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In the House, 11 Republicans and Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) joined with 224 Democrats in voting “yes” on the resolution last month. Another 11 GOP senators piled on in support.

Both chambers also voted earlier this year on a resolution, H.J. Res. 46 (116), that would do the same.

The February emergency declaration has become more personal for many lawmakers since those initial votes this spring, however. Last month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper called lawmakers whose districts will miss out on millions of dollars in federal funding now that 127 military construction projects are on hold to bankroll the border wall.

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