Mar 26 2019 Washington the latest on congress and president donald trump's border wall . An effort by House Democrats to override President Donald Trump's first veto has failed. 6 billion from military construction projects to erecting barriers along the border with Mexico. President Donald Trump is nearing a victory over Democrats as the House tries overriding his first veto. , called the veto override effort 'a partisan whack job' because of its certain defeat. With the House override vote failing, the Senate won't attempt its own override and the veto will stand. 6 billion from military construction projects to erecting barriers along the border with Mexico. Building the wall was one of Trump's most repeated campaign pledges, though he said it would be paid for by Mexico, not taxpayers.