House votes to rescind Trump's emergency declarationBaltimore Post-Examiner

House votes to rescind Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives Tuesday evening approved a measure that would terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The resolution passed 245-182.

Thirteen Republicans voted yes as did all Democrats.

The Republican-controlled Senate now has 18 days to consider the measure.

GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine.), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have said they will vote for the resolution. That means if one more Republican signs on and all Democrats vote yes, it will pass.

However, the White House said Tuesday that Trump will veto the measure if it comes to his desk. There does not appear to be enough support for Congress to override a veto.

Trump issued the declaration on Feb. 15 in conjunction with the signing of legislation to keep the government open.

The White House has said most of the money to pay for the wall will come from unobligated military construction funds and the Treasury Department’s drug asset forfeiture program.

Critics of the order say it violates the Constitution.

The American Civil Liberties Union and 16 state attorneys general have filed lawsuits.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 


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Bryan Renbaum

Bryan is a reporter and political columnist with Baltimore Post-Examiner and has broken multiple stories involving athletic scandals. He has been interviewed by ABC's Good Morning America as well as Baltimore area radio stations. Bryan has both covered and worked in the Maryland General Assembly and is extremely knowledgeable of politics, voting patterns and American history. In addition to his regular duties, Bryan freelances for several publications and performs investigative research. He has a B.A. in Political Science. Contact the author.
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