U.S. House fails to override Trump's veto of congressional block of his emergency declaration
The lower chamber, controlled by Democrats, voted 248-181, short of the two-thirds majority needed for an override.
The national emergency declaration, which Trump made last month in a bid to get funding for the construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, would allow the president to shift billions of U.S. dollars from military construction projects to fulfilling his signature campaign promise.
Congress sent a resolution to the White House this month terminating the emergency declaration, which Trump vetoed almost immediately. ■