Friday, 22 March 2019, 11:06:32 am
Trump issues veto over border emergency declaration
March 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border.

Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of President Trump's pledge to build a border wall.

Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him.

This is the first veto of Trump's presidency.