President Donald Trump Considering Veto of 1.3 Trillion Spending Bill Passed By Congress
By Fox News // March 23, 2018
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(FOX NEWS) – President Trump on Friday threatened to veto a $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress over its failure to include a deal that would include protection for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children in return for funding for a wall — a move that would likely lead to a government shutdown.
Trump tweeted that he was considering the veto, saying that recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “have been totally abandoned by the Democrats.” He added that the border wall, which he said was “desperately needed for our National Defense” is not fully funded.
Should Trump decide to veto the deal, it would almost certainly mean the government would shut down late Friday when the deadline to fund the government runs out.
Congress could override the veto, but it would need two-thirds of the House and Senate. The bill passed 62-35 in the Senate and 256-167 in the House, both short of two-thirds. Republicans would also be wary of overriding a veto by a Republican president.
I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018