Today on the Hill: House Tees Up Ill-Fated Veto Override Attempt

March 26, 2019

House lawmakers are set to vote on an attempt to override President Donald Trump's veto of a measure that would prevent him from circumventing Congressional appropriation authority to allocate funding for border security. Despite the resolution's passage in both chambers earlier this month, the effort to overturn the President's veto is unlikely to have the support of a two-thirds majority in the lower chamber. Regardless of today’s outcome, Congressional Democrats will likely explore additional legislative and legal maneuvers to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

In the upper chamber, Senators will hold a final confirmation vote on the nomination of Bridget Bade to be a Circuit Judge for Ninth Circuit. Following consideration of the Bade nomination, the Senate will vote to begin consideration of a "Green New Deal" resolution (S.J.Res 8) sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and intended to put Democrats on the record about the progressive wing’s ambitious climate proposal. If Senators cannot reach an agreement to begin consideration of the resolution, the chamber is expected to move onto a supplemental disaster aid bill (H.R. 268) that would provide emergency funding to states and territories that have been impacted by various natural disasters in recent months.