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Sensenbrenner, Gallagher Vote Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

US House Measure Heads To US Senate

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U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner and Mike Gallagher are among 13 U.S. House Republicans who supported a Democratic effort to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund a wall at the United States-Mexico border.

The House’s vote of 245-182 Tuesday fell well below the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override what would be the first veto of Trump’s presidency.

Both Sensenbrenner and Gallagher are in districts that are solidly Republican.

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Sensenbrenner, in Wisconsin’s 5th District, said he supports constructing a wall, but opposes circumventing the “will of Congress” by funding it through the declaration.

Gallagher, in the 8th District, said he’s concerned with the precedent a national emergency would set.

The issue is now before the Republican-run Senate.