WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is poised to reject President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, with several Republicans joining Democrats in opposing Trump's use of executive power.
Enough senators have voted "yes" to pass a resolution Thursday terminating Trump's emergency order. The vote is still ongoing.
The resolution has already cleared the House, so it will soon head to Trump's desk. He has promised to reject it by issuing what will likely be his first veto. It is unlikely that Congress will have the votes to override him.
Thursday's vote would be the first time Congress has rejected a presidential emergency under the 1976 National Emergency Act.
Trump wants to use his declaration to steer $3.6 billion more to border barriers than lawmakers approved.