Executive vetoes

July 18, 2019 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the...
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Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 25, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico...
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In this June 21, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi says President Donald Trump’s threat to begin deporting migrants if Congress doesn’t quickly pass immigration legislation is ‘outside the circle of civilized human behavior.’ (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 24, 2019 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened Monday to veto a Democratic-written $4.5 billion bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the southern border into the U.S., saying the measure is "designed to hamstring" Trump administration border security...
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June 20, 2019 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to veto resolutions in Congress aimed at blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia. A White House statement says the bills "would send a message that the United States is abandoning its partners and allies at the very moment when threats to them are...
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Col. Turki al-Malki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi forces, points to a screen showing what he said was evidence of Iranian intervention and support to the Huthi in Yemen during a news conference in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
June 05, 2019 - 9:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly challenging President Donald Trump's use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The maneuver amounts to a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunches on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 04, 2019 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare confrontation, Republican senators declared deep opposition Tuesday to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it's unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they'd be "foolish" to try. All sides,...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, is applauded after she spoke at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, regarding the American Dream and Promise Act which offers a pathway to citizenship for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and similarly situated immigrants who have spent much of their lives in the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 04, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats shunned a White House veto threat and muscled legislation through the House Tuesday that would bestow a chance for citizenship on an estimated 2 million-plus migrants, a bill that stands virtually no chance of enactment but lets them showcase their efforts on one of...
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Doris Hampton of Canterbury stands in front of the State house in Concord, N.H., Thursday, May 23, 2019, to greet lawmakers ahead of the vote to override the death penalty veto by Governor Chris Sununu. (Geoff Forester/The Concord Monitor via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 8:43 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire, which hasn't executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor's veto. The Senate vote came a week after the 400-member House...
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FILE - In a Monday, May 21, 2018 file photo, Santa Fe High School freshman, Jai Gillard writes messages on each of the 10 crosses representing victims in front the school in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas, which for years has buckled to pressure from the National Rifle Association, has quietly gone around the organization by slipping a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage into a massive spending bill now headed to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.(Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 27, 2019 - 2:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in...
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May 22, 2019 - 8:51 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday vetoed a measure that Republican lawmakers pushed through in the final days of the legislative session to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies. The...
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