On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes

On The Money: Senate fails to override Trump veto over border emergency | Trump resort to host G-7 next year | Senators to push Turkey sanctions despite ceasefire | McConnell tees up funding votes
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THE BIG DEAL--Senate fails to override Trump veto over emergency declaration: The Senate on Thursday failed to override President Trump's veto of a resolution that would have ended the emergency declaration intended to help build the border wall. 

Senators voted 53-36, falling short of the two-thirds needed to successfully override Trump's veto.

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  • The vote came less than a day after Trump vetoed the resolution, which initially passed the House and Senate last month. 
  • It's the second time Congress has failed to override Trump's veto of a resolution nixing his emergency declaration. 
  • The House tried, unsuccessfully, in March to override Trump's initial veto. 

 

LEADING THE DAY

Senators vow to press Turkey sanctions bills despite cease-fire: Senators are vowing to move forward with sanctions legislation against Turkey despite Vice President Pence's announcement that Ankara has agreed to a ceasefire in Syria.

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBarr to attend Senate GOP lunch on Tuesday GOP lawmaker makes unannounced trip to northeastern Syria Graham: Trump has 'all the legal authority in the world' to pardon Stone MORE (R-S.C.) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim RischJames (Jim) Elroy RischGOP lawmaker makes unannounced trip to northeastern Syria Lawmakers wary as US on cusp of initial deal with Taliban Senators condemn UN 'blacklisting' of US companies in Israeli settlements MORE (R-Idaho), who have each released separate sanctions bills, both said they would continue working on their bills despite the cease-fire.

"There are other issues obviously than just a ceasefire that need to be addressed," said Risch, saying other issues include security of ISIS prisoners and safety of the Kurds. "This bill will encourage those parties to embrace not only a ceasefire, but an overall settlement in the dispute there."

The Hill's Rebecca Kheel has more here.

 

The background: 

  • It would also require a strategy to prevent an ISIS resurgence and prohibit arms sales to Turkey.

 

McConnell tees up government funding votes amid stalemate: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTop GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat Everytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems MORE (R-Ky.) is turning the Senate toward trying to pass a set of long-stalled appropriations bills. 

"Congress has fallen badly behind schedule on appropriations. It's been a month since my Democratic colleagues filibustered government funding here on the floor, blocking defense funding and a pay raise for service members. We need to get moving," McConnell said from the Senate floor. 

McConnell said the Senate will try to take up two packages of spending bills next week: 

  • The first, an olive branch to Democrats, will include domestic priorities.
  • The second package will include a mammoth defense bill, which is considered a top priority for Republicans. 

McConnell's announcement comes as top appropriators, tasked with funding the government, have been meeting to try to break the stalemate that led to a short-term continuing resolution (CR). 

The Hill's Jordain Carney tells us how it could play out.

 

Trump Doral resort to host G-7 next year: The United States will host the 2020 Group of Seven (G-7) summit at Trump National Doral, a resort property near Miami owned by President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff MORE's family.

The summit will take place June 10-12, acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyMulvaney confirms he'd have to take a pay cut to be permanent White House chief of staff The Hill's Morning Report — Sanders, Dems zero in on Super Tuesday Issues with CDC coronavirus test pose challenges for expanded screening MORE told reporters Thursday at the White House. The decision is certain to spark challenges from Democrats and ethics watchdog groups who will argue that the president is seeking to enrich his family's brand by bringing world leaders to a Trump property.

"We thought of the 12 places that we looked at... this was by far and away the best choice," Mulvaney said.

He added that White House staff looked at a dozen potential host sites. The list was eventually narrowed to two options in Utah, one in Hawaii and one in Florida, Mulvaney said.

Trump was the one who suggested the Doral property be added to the list of sites under consideration, said Mulvaney, who cited the resort's proximity to airports, landing zones, hospitals. Brett Samuels has more here.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday formally invited some of the largest tech companies in the country to testify at an upcoming hearing about whether their practices harm small businesses

 

ODDS AND ENDS

  • The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday issued a report that found the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) failed to properly handle the data of thousands of consumers, leading to an accidental data breach earlier this year. 
  • Democratic presidential contenders are sparring over whether to break up Silicon Valley's giants, how social media companies should handle President Trump's tweets and whether the government is doing enough to prevent interference in U.S. elections using social media.