WASHINGTON – The House is set to vote Tuesday to override President Donald Trump's veto of a congressional resolution halting his emergency declaration for the southern border. The effort is expected to fail. 

Trump vetoed the congressional resolution earlier this month after a dozen Senate Republicans voted with Democrats to block his national emergency declaration. It was a major rebuke by Senate Republicans on one of Trump’s signature issues.

Trump declared a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border Feb. 15 to free up money for a wall. The decision came after Congress rejected his request for $5.7 billion to build the barrier.

As the House debated the vote, Trump was meeting with Senate Republicans across the U.S. Capitol at their weekly policy lunch.

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