Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

U.S. House set to vote to end Trump's wall 'emergency'

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 00:38s - Published < > Embed
U.S. House set to vote to end Trump's wall 'emergency'

U.S. House set to vote to end Trump's wall 'emergency'

Republican Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer present opposing views ahead of a U.S. House of Representatives vote on Tuesday on a resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

U.S. House set to vote to end Trump's wall 'emergency'

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. House of Representatives votes on Tuesday on a resolution to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

House Democrats introduced the resolution last week, challenging Trump's assertion that he could use money to build the wall that Congress had appropriated for other purposes.

The resolution is expected to sail easily through the Democrat-controlled House.

Action then moves to the Republican-majority Senate, where the measure's future is uncertain even though it only requires a simple majority to pass.

Besides being another chapter in a long-running fight between Trump and Democrats over border security and immigration policy, Tuesday's vote will be a test of constitutional separation of powers, as it is the House and Senate that primarily dictate spending priorities, not the president.

The No.

2 House Democrat, Representative Steny Hoyer, said at a press conference on Monday that he had traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border twice in the past few weeks.

"What I concluded is there is no crisis at the border.

The issue ... will be whether there is a crisis of our constitutional adherence," Hoyer said.

Republican Senator Thom Tillis, in an op-ed published in Tuesday's Washington Post, said he backed Trump on border security issues but would vote for the resolution because he "cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress." At least two other Republican senators, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, have told the media they are likely to vote for the measure.

For the resolution to pass the Senate, at least one more Republican vote would be needed, assuming all Democrats and two independents back it.

Trump, who declared the national emergency this month after Congress declined his request for $5.7 billion to help build a border wall, vowed last week to veto the measure if it passes both chambers.

Congress would then have to muster the two-thirds majority necessary - a high hurdle - to override the president's veto for the measure to take effect.

A bipartisan group of 58 former national security officials issued a statement Monday saying there was no "factual basis" for Trump's emergency declaration.

Lawmakers must not allow "any president (to) on a whim declare emergencies, simply because he or she can't get their way in the Congress," Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer declared Monday.

Schumer warned that Trump's emergency declaration "could cannibalize funding from worthy projects all over the country," noting that the administration had not even decided yet what projects to take the funds from.

Some 226 House lawmakers are co-sponsoring the bill, including all but a handful of Democrats as well as one Republican, Justin Amash.

The issue is also in the courts.

A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California has sued Trump and top members of his administration to block his emergency declaration.

Congress this month appropriated $1.37 billion for building border barriers following a battle with Trump, which included a 35-day partial government shutdown - the longest in U.S. history - when agency funding lapsed on Dec.

22.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Elijah Cummings Accused Trump Of 'Unprecedented' Obstruction [Video]Elijah Cummings Accused Trump Of 'Unprecedented' Obstruction

The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee recently accused President Donald Trump. Rep, Elijah Cummings said Trump has an “unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction. This..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

Kushner Leads On Immigration [Video]Kushner Leads On Immigration

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has purposed a merit-based immigration proposal that could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers. Reuters reports that Kushner is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

House Oversight Chairman Cites 'Massive' Obstruction By Trump, Barr [Video]House Oversight Chairman Cites 'Massive' Obstruction By Trump, Barr

According to Reuters, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings accused the Trump administration of a “massive, unprecedented, and growing pattern of obstruction." Cummings added that “Both President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Trump Says He Will Fight All Subpoenas From Dems [Video]Trump Says He Will Fight All Subpoenas From Dems

Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to resist all subpoenas from congressional Democrats. The president has ordered officials not to comply with legal requests from Democrats..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:44Published

Trump Says He Will Fight Against Subpoenas From Democrats [Video]Trump Says He Will Fight Against Subpoenas From Democrats

President Donald Trump made it clear he and his team are “fighting all the subpoenas” from House Democrats. According to Business Insider, Democrats are diving deeper into investigations and probes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump spoke to Twitter CEO about losing followers [Video]Trump spoke to Twitter CEO about losing followers

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump spoke to Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday at the White House about his fears of losing Twitter followers. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Trump Opposes W.H. Aides Testifying For Congressional Investigations [Video]Trump Opposes W.H. Aides Testifying For Congressional Investigations

President Donald Trump says he fully complied with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and because of that, he does not want his staffers complying with Congressional investigations. As..

Credit: CBS 4 WCCO Minnesota     Duration: 02:08Published

What Easter Looked Like At The White House [Video]What Easter Looked Like At The White House

Donald Trump hangs out with the kids at his White House easter event.

Credit: Celebrity Wire     Duration: 00:42Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.