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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump's shadow. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

The House failed on Tuesday, 248-181, to get the two-thirds majority necessary to override the first veto of Donald Trump's presidency, which he had issued in response to Congress voting to terminate his emergency declaration.

Why it matters: Trump's national emergency, which he declared in order to collect $3.6 billion of the $8 billion he has requested for a border wall, will stay in effect as a number of lawsuits challenging its legality work their way through the courts.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the vote:

"Both chambers of Congress — a Democratic House and a Republican Senate — resoundingly rejected the President's sham emergency declaration by passing H.J.Res.46. This will provide significant evidence for the courts as they review lawsuits. The President's lawless emergency declaration clearly violates the Congress' exclusive power of the purse, and the Congress will work through the appropriations and defense authorization processes to terminate this dangerous action and restore our constitutional system of balance of powers."

What to watch: The Pentagon Monday night authorized up to $1 billion for building the wall, but that authorization was rejected on Tuesday by House Armed Services chairman Adam Smith.

  • Per Politico, it's unclear to what extent Smith's rejection can affect the $1 billion authorization, since the Pentagon was acting on orders from the president.

Earlier this month, the Defense Department provided Congress with a plan to collect $12.9 billion for the border wall from various military construction projects across the country.

Go deeper: 400 construction projects across 40 states could see their funding diverted

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Andrew Cuomo refuses to resign: "I never touched anyone inappropriately"

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that he will not resign from his post, despite an independent investigation finding that he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of federal and state law.

Why it matters: Cuomo had previously urged those calling for his resignation — including nearly every prominent New York Democrat — to wait for the results of the investigation overseen by New York Attorney General Letitia James. The findings were damning, but Cuomo said he is not going anywhere.

Miriam Kramer, author of Space
2 hours ago - Science

Boeing is getting its do-over

Boeing's Starliner awaits its launch atop an Atlas V rocket. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Boeing is set to launch a redo of an uncrewed test of its Starliner spacecraft — designed to one day carry astronauts — to the International Space Station this week.

Why it matters: This is a high-stakes test for Boeing, which failed to get its Starliner to the station during its first uncrewed test flight in December 2019.

4 hours ago - Health

New York City to require vaccination proof for indoor activities

New York City will require proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities, including visiting gyms and restaurants, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

Why it matters: The mandate is the first of its kind for a major U.S. city, according to de Blasio. France and Italy announced similar requirements last month.