Emergency Declaration

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Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET

The House of Representatives failed to override President Trump's veto on a congressional resolution blocking his national emergency declaration. That executive proclamation paved the way for the administration to spend billions of dollars to construct a barrier along the Southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico after Congress refused to approve the full amount the White House demanded last year.

White House senior advisor Stephen Miller says President Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border.

President Trump has signed a disaster declaration for Hamilton and 17 other southern Ohio counties hit by flooding last month.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has issued an emergency declaration for 17 counties in the southern and eastern parts of the state amid concerns about continued flooding and forecasts of more rain.