• The real emergency at the border is going unnoticed

    6 days ago - By Think Progress

    Exactly one month ago, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border in order to bypass Congress and unlock billions in military funding to start construction on his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The action was necessary, according to the president, in order to “control our own border.”
    “So we're going to be signing today, and registering, national emergency and it's a great thing to do,” President Trump said last month in the White House Rose Garden. “Because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people and it's...
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  • National emergency senate vote count: Here's how senators voted

    National emergency senate vote count: Here's how senators voted

    6 days ago - By Politico

    Twelve Republicans joined Democrats to vote against the president's unilateral move to fund his border wall.
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  • In his words: Pat Toomey's statement on his vote against the president's national emergency declaration

    6 days ago - By The Morning Call

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., was one of 12 senators who voted to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency along the southern border. That declaration allows the president to redirect money that Congress had approved for other purposes to now help pay for the construction...
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  • Congress votes to reverse Trump's declaration on border wall

    6 days ago - By Al Jazeera

    US Congress rejects Trump's emergency declaration to spend $8bn to build a wall along its border with Mexico.
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  • Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

    6 days ago - By Boston Herald

    By ALAN FRAM, LISA MASCARO and CATHERINE LUCEY
    WASHINGTON - The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.
    The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump's February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP...
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  • Senate Votes to End President Trump's National Emergency at U.S.-Mexico Border

    6 days ago - By Time

    In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    The Senate voted 59-41 for a resolution to halt Trump's emergency order. Trump has promised to veto it, and it is unlikely that Congress will have the votes to override him.
    Yet the vote represents a remarkable break between Trump and Senate Republicans. It's the first time Congress has used its power to reject a presidential emergency order.
    Trump wants to use his declaration to steer $3.6 billion more to border barriers than...
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  • Senate rejects Trump border emergency as 12 Republicans defect

    Senate rejects Trump border emergency as 12 Republicans defect

    6 days ago - By Post Gazette

    The Republican-run Senate has rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border.
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  • Senate votes to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall

    Senate votes to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall

    6 days ago - By WISN

    The Senate has rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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  • Senate votes to terminate Trump national emergency

    6 days ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday joined the House of Representatives in passing legislation that would defy President Donald Trump by terminating the national emergency on the southern border that he declared on Feb. 15.
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  • Senate rebukes Trump over wall but he vows veto

    6 days ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Senate passed a proposal on Thursday to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern border, with 12 Republicans defying the president, and Trump vowing a veto.
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  • Republicans clamp down on Trump's border emergency in stinging rebuke

    6 days ago - By ABC News

    Nearly a dozen Republicans opted to oppose President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall.
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