Executive vetoes

Sen.Thom Tillis, R-N.C., attends a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Tillis has said he will vote to block President Donald Trump's border emergency as some GOP senators plan to join Democrats in a rebuke of Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 14, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition grew Thursday to President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border as the Senate chugged toward a showdown vote that seemed certain to rebuff him despite his last-minute warnings. GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016 file photo, girls gather at a camp for internally displaced people near the town of Abs, in the Hajjah governorate, of Yemen. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHAU.N. warned in a report Tuesday, March 12, 2019, that thousands of Yemeni civilians caught in fierce clashes between warring factions are trapped in the embattled northern district of Hajjah. The number of displaced in the district has doubled over the past six months, the humanitarian agency said. (AP Photos Hani Mohammed, File)
March 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised vote on Wednesday on ending U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen, legislation that the White House has threatened to veto. The measure is co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R- Utah. If it were to pass...
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A section of a border wall used for training is visible behind Vice President Mike Pence, center, as he poses for a photograph with Border Patrol agents following a border wall training demonstration at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Facility in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 13, 2019 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the emergency declaration by President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:55 p.m. An 11th-hour Republican rescue mission to keep President Donald Trump from a Senate defeat on his signature issue of building barriers along the southwest border seems near collapse. GOP...
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Vice President Mike Pence, center, accompanied by his Chief of Staff Marc Short, second from left, leaves the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 12, 2019 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican senators sought compromise Tuesday on limiting future presidents' powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump might avoid a long-expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert billions...
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The Capitol is seen amid leafless branches in Washington, Tuesday morning March 12, 2019. President Donald Trump's new budget proposal doubles down on his border wall and military spending as he faces a divided Congress and rifts within his own party. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 12, 2019 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southwest border(all times local): 8 p.m. The White House and Republican senators are seeking compromise on a plan to limit future presidential powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies. Chances...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats rally ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., the bill's sponsor, stands behind Pelosi at left. The bill aims to expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics rules, and limit the influence of private donor money in politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 08, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged it will not come up for a vote and...
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Majority Leader Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, watches an electronic vote-tally board as the Kansas House approves a GOP income tax relief bill, Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The bill is designed to prevent individuals and businesses from paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 08, 2019 - 4:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican in the Kansas House brushed aside criticism Friday that an income tax relief plan nearing final passage risks repeating a tax-cutting experiment that failed a few years ago, suggesting the new proposal is akin to finding and returning "a billfold filled with...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters just after the Democratic-controlled House approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2019 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House put on a display of Democratic priorities this week with two bills to bolster background checks on firearms purchases, showing just how quickly the politics of gun control have turned. Just a few years ago, says Kris Brown, the president of one of the nation's leading...
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President Donald Trump speaks to service members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska., during a refueling stop as he returns from Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border moved within a hair Thursday of having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested he risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn't change course. Trump's move...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., pauses while speaking during a news conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the...
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