The Senate has voted 59 - 41 to reject President Trump’s national emergency with the help of 12 Republicans.
The Senate voted on Thursday to nix President Trump's national emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall, setting up the first veto battle with his White House.
Senators voted 59-41 to pass the resolution of disapproval blocking Trump's declaration. Underscoring the broad base of concern over Trump's actions within the Republican caucus, 12 GOP senators broke rank and voted with all the Democrats.
The measure passed the House last month, 245-182.
The resolution now heads to Trump's desk, where he is expected to use the first veto of his presidency to defeat it. Neither chamber has the vote override the president.