Minority Whip Steve Scalise still hopes a disapproval measure gets stopped in the Senate
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks during the House Democrats' news conference on a disapproval resolution on President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration. The House vote is on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Republicans are increasingly bullish they can block Congress from formally disapproving of President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency on the southern border in order to redirect spending as he sees fit — although they still might have to go through the process of a veto by Trump and the fallout from that.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Tuesday that while he hoped the Senate would block disapproval of Trump’s declaration, it would in any case have no chance of a veto override in the House. The House will vote Tuesday on the resolution of disapproval, and it is expected to pass easily, although the margin is unclear at this point.