Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have voted to revoke President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration over building a US-Mexico border wall despite veto threats by the White House.
The Democratic-controlled chamber blocked on Tuesday Trump’s emergency declaration by a margin of 245-182, however, falling short of overriding the possibility a presidential veto.
Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in voting to “terminate” Trump’s emergency declaration, which the Republican president issued on February 15 after failing to secure the $5.6 billion needed to fund the construction of the border wall through congressional negotiations.
Under the emergency, the US president would appropriate a total of $8 billion previously approved by Congress for other purposes, notably the Pentagon budget for military construction projects.
The Tuesday vote dealt a blow to the American head of state by preventing him from…