March 15, 2019 / 8:41 PM / 9 days ago

Pelosi says U.S. House to vote March 26 on overriding Trump border-wall related veto

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holders up a small glass gavel as she greets Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar at the 37th annual Friends of Ireland luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday the chamber will vote on March 26 on overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of a border-wall related resolution.

Accusing Trump of a “lawless power grab,” Pelosi said in a statement: “On March 26, the House will once again act to protect our Constitution and our democracy from the president’s emergency declaration by holding a vote to override his veto.”

Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Beech

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