Tag: state of emergency

Donald Trump Vetoes Attempt to Block National Emergency

President Donald Trump vetoed a bill designed to block his emergency declaration at the Southern Border on Friday, in a ceremony at the White House. “Today, I am vetoing this resolution,” Trump said. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it.” The president defied Speaker Nancy Pelosi, […]

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Donald Trump Defies Senate Republican Defectors on Border Emergency Vote

President Donald Trump dismissed Senate Republicans on Thursday who vowed to block his decision to declare a State of Emergency on the border. “I don’t know what the vote will be, it doesn’t matter, I’ll probably have to veto and it’s not going to be overturned,” Trump said. The president commented on the issue during […]

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Donald Trump Urges Senators to Stay ‘Strong and Smart’ on Border Wall

President Donald Trump urged Republican Senators on Monday to back his declaration of a State of Emergency at the southern border. “I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security,” he wrote on Twitter. The president reminded them that their voters supported the idea of more […]

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Donald Trump Announces State of Emergency at the Border

President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency Friday to address the border crisis, allowing him to move outside of Congress to build border barriers. “We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our border,” Trump announced in the Rose Garden. Trump previewed the legal fight to declare the emergency, citing previous presidents using […]

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Donald Trump to Announce State of Emergency Before Weekend Trip to Florida

President Donald Trump will speak Friday on the ongoing fight for border security and his decision to declare a State of Emergency. The White House scheduled a press event in the Rose Garden where Trump is expected to deliver remarks on the national security and humanitarian crisis at the Southern border. The event is scheduled […]

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White House: Trump Will Sign Compromise Border Funding Bill, Declare National Emergency

President Donald Trump will sign the compromise package funding the government and declare a national emergency on the border, the White House confirmed on Thursday. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure we […]

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White House: Fight for Border Barrier Funding ‘Ongoing’ Despite End to Shutdown

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump’s fight for the border barrier was ongoing, despite his decision to end the partial government shutdown for three weeks. Sanders urged the bipartisan committee of Democrats and Republicans to work out a deal on border security within three weeks. “The table has been perfectly set […]

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Donald Trump Pumps the Brakes on Declaring State of Emergency: ‘It’s the Easy Way Out’

President Donald Trump said Friday he is not looking to declare a State of Emergency to fund the wall, despite restating his right to do so. “What we are not looking to do right now is ‘national emergency.’ In many ways it’s the easy way out,” he told reporters at a roundtable with law enforcement […]

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Donald Trump Still Defends ‘Absolute Right’ to Declare State of Emergency on Border Wall

President Donald Trump did not declare a State of Emergency to fund the border wall during his Oval Office address on Tuesday, but he still maintains his right to do so. “I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” the president told reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday. “My threshold […]

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President Trump Declares California Emergency After Carr Fire Tornado

President Trump on Saturday declared a California emergency after the Carr Fire that became a tornado and roared into Redding killing 2 firefighters, burning 80,906 acres, causing 38,000 evacuations and threatening another 4,978 structures. In recognition that California is at maximum commitment with 10,000 firefighters battling 21 fires, President Donald Trump granted Gov. Brown’s request […]

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