• Trump says he won't declare national emergency right now

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of ending a partial government shutdown and securing funds for a border wall, saying he would rather see the U.S. Congress act.
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  • Trump taps the brakes on declaring a national emergency for border wall

    5 monthes ago - By Politico

    President Donald Trump on Friday said he is in no rush to declare a national emergency to secure funds for his border wall, suggesting instead that he will give negotiators more time to strike a deal to end the partial government shutdown. "What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency," the president said during a roundtable discussion on border security at the White House, according to the pool report. "I'm not going to do it so fast." He then tried to put pressure on lawmakers to figure out a way to meet his demands for $5.7 billion in border wall funds. Democrats have so...
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  • A lot of Republicans are worried about the dangerous precedent Trump could set with a national emergency declaration for the border wall

    A lot of Republicans are worried about the dangerous precedent Trump could set with a national emergency declaration for the border wall

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A number of Republican lawmakers have expressed concerns about the ramifications of President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to fund his border wall.
    "If today, the national emergency is border security... tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change," Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on Wednesday.
    GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said, "I don't think he should do that. I think it's a bad precedent. And it contravenes the power of the purse that comes from the elected representatives of the people."
    As president, Trump has the option of declaring a national emergency, but...
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  • The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

    5 monthes ago - By Boston Herald

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown :
    3:05 p.m.
    President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so quick to do that because he thinks lawmakers can do it.
    Trump spoke during a discussion Friday at the White House with state, local and community leaders about border security and safe communities.
    The president says the “easy solution is for me to call a national emergency... but I'm not going to do it so...
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  • Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

    5 monthes ago - By Reuters

    President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act.
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  • Trump gets conflicting advice from GOP senators on declaring national emergency

    5 monthes ago - By ABC News

    N Day 21 of the government shutdown, President Donald Trump was getting conflicting advice from GOP senators on declaring a national emergency in the border wall fight.
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  • Bill on federal workers' back pay in shutdown heads to President Trump

    5 monthes ago - By The Morning Call

    President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal...
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  • Mattis reportedly told Trump before he resigned that a national emergency was the most realistic option to get the wall and the Pentagon could help build it

    Mattis reportedly told Trump before he resigned that a national emergency was the most realistic option to get the wall and the Pentagon could help build it

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly told President Donald Trump that declaring a national emergency was the most realistic way to build the wall along the southern border.
    He told Trump the Pentagon would be able to help, according to The Wall Street Journal.
    A national emergency declaration has become an increasingly likely option for Trump, as a government shutdown stretches into its 21st day.
    Congressional Democrats have refused to supply Trump's requested $5.7 billion in wall funding, and Trump has refused to back down on his demands for a physical barrier.
    Former Defense...
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  • Will Donald Trump Face Legal Challenges if He Declares a National Emergency Over the Border Wall?

    5 monthes ago - By Newsweek

    President Donald Trump has said he would be willing to use his national emergency powers to secure funding for the border wall if Congress won't give him the money.
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