The vote was 248-181, well short of the 288 that would have been required. The vote effectively ends — for now — legislative attempts to strike down Trump’s national emergency declaration. Now the fight over his attempt to circumvent Congress to get more money for his border wall will shift to the courts.
Congress sent Trump a bipartisan disapproval resolution earlier this month that sought to nullify the national emergency declaration. Lawmakers of both parties said the emergency declaration represented a dramatic intrusion into Congress’s authority over government spending.