US senate votes against Trump's border emergency

Added On March 16, 2019

The U.S. Senate has voted to block President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. 
World News has the details. 
The 59-41 tally, along with an earlier vote from the House of Representatives, dealt a blow to Trump's bid to build a border wall with Mexico. 
The move is expected to force Trump to exercise veto powers for the first time since becoming president.
It is also the first time that Congress acted against a national emergency declaration since the National Emergencies Act was enacted in 1976.
In Thursday's vote, 12 Republican Senators joined Democrats and voted against Trump's emergency declaration, showing a deep divide among GOP lawmakers on the issue. 
Soon after Thursday's vote, the president tweeted a single word of warning, "VETO!", and told the press that he did not expect his veto to be overturned.