President Donald Trump's emergency declaration will remain intact after House Democrats failed to reach the necessary threshold to override his veto. Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro says Trump is guilty of "constitutional vandalism". Yet the vote also gave Democrats a way to refocus on policy differences with Trump, days after Attorney General William Barr gave the president a political boost by saying special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded that Trump had not colluded with Russian Federation to influence his election. With the 248-181 vote, Trump can continue scouring federal accounts for money he wants to be redirected to wall construction projects. A few weeks later, the Senate also voted to repeal the emergency declaration in a 59-41 vote in which 12 Republicans joined Democrats to rebuke the president. He's using it to shift $3.6 billion from military construction projects to building barriers. But Democratic Representative Adam Smith, the Armed Services Committee's chairman, said Tuesday the panel did not approve the proposed use of Pentagon funds.
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Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the lawmakers that while his department could pay a future price for manoeuvring around Congress, he was following a "legal order from the commander in chief". Meanwhile, members of both parties denounced Pentagon plans to allocate military funds to pay for a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.
Fourteen Republicans, a mix of conservatives plus moderates from swing districts, joined all voting Democrats in favor of the override. "The choice is simple, between partisanship and patriotism. Between honoring our sacred oath or hypocritically, inconsistently breaking this oath".
It was exactly one month ago when the House passed the resolution, sponsored by Texas Rep.
"Even though the two issues clearly aren't related, it increases the president's strength and popularity and puts him in a stronger position", Republican Representative Tom Cole said before the House vote. "That's the bottom line", Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., said on the House floor. He called the veto "reckless" and a "vote against reality".
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Katko missed the vote last month due to the death of his father.
TIJUANA, MEXICO - JUNE 19: Local residents walk along the Mexico side of the U.S. -Mexico border on June 19, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico.
Tuesday's vote was the legislative finale of a showdown that's been building for months.
Mr Trump sought US$5.7 billion (S$7.7 billion) in wall funding this year.
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