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The vote means the administration can continue to spend billions of dollars to construct a Southwest border wall. The fight shifts to federal court, where several states sued to block the president.
President Trump used his veto pen for the first time Friday. GOP senators who bucked the president in Thursday’s vote said they did so to preserve congressional control over government spending.
The president is prepared to veto any congressional resolutions of disapproval on his declaration of a national emergency over border security, White House adviser Stephen Miller says.