The president tweeted “VETO!” and it is unlikely that Congress could raise the two-thirds majorities needed to override his action.
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Republicans say a Senate vote on the effort to oppose the president’s action is likely in two weeks.
The deal provides a fraction of the funds President Trump wanted to build a U.S.-Mexico barrier. He could divert more money with the national emergency declaration.
The heads of U.S. intelligence agencies told Congress on Tuesday that security threats to the United States and its allies will be driven in part by China and Russia. But they made no mention of a crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border.