Tag: National Emergencies Act

Senate Passes Bill to End Trump’s National Emergency with Less than Veto-Proof Majority

The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday that would end President Donald Trump’s national emergency on the border with less than a veto-proof majority; however, the president has already threatened to veto the legislation. The Senate passed on a resolution Thursday, 59-41, that would end President Donald Trump’s national emergency. The vote featured strong Democrat […]

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Mitt Romney Bucks Trump on National Emergency: ‘Not a Vote Against Border Security’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced Thursday he will join other Republican senators opposing President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, contending that the vote does not amount to a vote “against border security.” Romney released a statement revealing he will vote for a resolution that would nullify Trump’s national emergency declaration and make it harder to […]

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Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of GOP Voters More Likely to Back Candidate if They Support Trump’s National Emergency

Nearly three-quarters of Republican voters said they will more likely vote for a candidate if they back President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, according to a poll released on Wednesday. A Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday revealed a difficult choice for Republican lawmakers mulling whether to vote to nullify the national emergency on the […]

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House Democrats Pass Bill Nullifying Trump National Emergency with Less Than Veto-Proof Majority

The House passed a resolution Tuesday that would nullify President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration that would allow him to build a wall along America’s southern border. The House passed the bill with less than a two-third’s majority, which would not override a potential veto. The House passed H.J.Res. 46, 245-182, a resolution that would […]

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California, 15 Other States Sue Trump over Border Wall Emergency Declaration

The State of California and fifteen other states sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his declaration Friday of a national emergency and his plans to redirect federal funds to the construction of a wall on the southern border. The lawsuit, as expected, was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and was joined by […]

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Veto-Proof Majority in Congress Sends Spending Bill to Trump

Congress passed a spending bill on Thursday with a veto-proof majority, sending the bill the president’s desk. Trump signaled he will declare a national emergency to build the wall. The House passed the spending bill, 300-128, featuring strong Democrat support for the bill and mixed Republican support. The spending bill contains $1.3 billion in wall […]

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Klukowski: President Trump Must Ensure Spending Bill Does Not Cancel Emergency Powers

The White House should be extremely cautious in studying every single word in Congress’s spending bill, because even a single phrase could negate every authority President Donald Trump currently has under federal law to build and fund the border wall, even canceling his authority to declare a national border emergency. Insiders around D.C. are talking […]

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Politico: With Wall Deal Elusive in Congress, Path Clears for Trump Framing National Emergency Declaration on Border

Politico’s White House reporter, Nancy Cook, came out with a curious article on Thursday, laying out how, with Congress unlikely to approve any funding for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall, he should instead go the route of a national emergency declaration, and that it is Breitbart News that has been leading the way in […]

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Congressional Research Service: President Can Build Border Wall Without National Emergency or Additional Action by Congress

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) says President Trump has the legal authority to build significant portions of a border wall without additional congressional authorization or declaring a national emergency. That conclusion was reached in a report released by the nonpartisan federal agency on January 10. A Department of Defense official made a similar legal argument […]

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Klukowski: President Trump Has Legal Authority to Declare Border Emergency to Build the Wall

Federal law could not be more clear that President Donald Trump can declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexican border, and that such a declaration gives him access to all the funding he needs to build the wall. Congressional Democrats have rejected all compromise legislation that would have given them half a loaf, ironically putting […]

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Brigitte Gabriel: Mr. President, You Don’t Need Congress to Build the Wall

If our present situation on the southern border isn’t a national emergency, nothing is. Here are some cold hard facts that demand the wall be built by any means necessary, and no, the President does not need Congressional approval to do so. Every year, more than 500,000 people are apprehended trying to cross into our […]

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