Trump to declare national emergency to secure border wall funds

15 February, 2019, 08:25 | Author: Cynthia Curry
  • Lawmakers Reach Shutdown Deal, But Will Trump Sign It?

On Twitter, Trump said Thursday afternoon that he was "reviewing the funding bill with my team", but gave no indication of which way he was leaning on methods to fund the wall. It now has to be signed by Mr Trump to become law.

President Trump is under pressure to sign the border security deal as the possibility of another potential government shutdown looms.

"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 stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers reacted to McConnell's announcement with alarm. Why don't you declare that emergency, Mr President? That would have infused fresh chaos into a fight both parties are desperate to leave behind, a thought that drove some lawmakers to ask heavenly help.

"For all of my colleagues", McConnell said on the Senate floor, "the president will sign the bill".

Congressional aides said House Democrats were expected to file a lawsuit when Trump declares a national emergency in order to protect the House's constitutional powers to decide how USA taxpayers' money is appropriated.

Mr McConnell urged senators to approve it as "a compromise that no side will view as a ideal deal".

"I know the Republicans have some unease about it, no matter what they say because the president can declare an emergency on something he has created as an emergency - an illusion that he wants to convey", Pelosi said.

A congressional aide says the president could dip into $21 billion in unused military construction funds for building a wall. "I appreciate all the work the Republicans have done, because they're really going against a radical left".

Life Sentence For Toronto Serial Killer Bruce McArthur
Admitted Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur was given a life sentence in prison Friday in the deaths of eight men. This "horrific" case, one man said, has left the close-knit Toronto gay community gripped by "despair and fear".

GOP critics included ME senator Susan Collins, who said emergency declarations are for "major natural disasters or catastrophic events" and said its use would be of "dubious constitutionality".

She said Democrats were prepared to respond appropriately to a declaration of national emergency. Other options would be taking money from funds for disaster relief or counter-drug operations.

But she said if Mr Trump invokes an emergency declaration it should be met with "great unease and dismay" as an overreach of executive authority.

The Defense Department declined to provide details on available money.

Even if the president has the authority to move money around, the congressional aides said a key question will be if Trump can prove the funds are being spent in support of the military.

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota voted for it, as did Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who is expected to join the field soon. The legislation also includes more funding for some kind of barrier at the border.

Initially, Mr Trump was distressed when he watched Sean Hannity and other Fox News hosts deride the plan, including as he watched recorded versions of prime-time programming during a late-night flight home on Monday from Texas, where he'd held a campaign rally.

It would reduce US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds from about 50,000 to 40,000.

The final vote was 300-128, with 213 Democrats voting in its favor and only 87 Republicans doing the same.



Leeds star Clarke thankful for support after collapsing in Boro draw
The game was given 12 minutes of stoppage time and it was in the 101st minute that Kalvin Phillips scored the equaliser for Leeds. He was swiftly given oxygen and after a lengthy and concerning spell of treatment was taken on a stretcher to the dressing room.

Tottenham blow Borussia Dortmund away in second-half goal blitz
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits they tried to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho . Mauricio said: "I'm so happy but it's only the first leg and we need to finish the job".

Black leopard spotted in Africa for first time in 100 years
" Black panther " is the popular name for any big cat with melanism, the recessive genetic condition that causes a black coat. With their cameras, they caught first photographic evidence of a black leopard in Africa since 1909.

Samsung Hints At Foldable Phone Debut Alongside Galaxy S10: 'The Future Unfolds'
Samsung has also prioritized the security for the users as the Galaxy M10 comes with face recognition unlock feature. There'll either be a 230 mAh or 236 mAh battery and there's expected to be an LTE version of the Active, too.

Air New Zealand plane takes off from Auckland, lands in scandal
Last year , for example, Qantas was pressured into changing the way it described Taiwan from a "country" to a territory' on its website.

Iran marks 40 years since 1979 revolution
In a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square, Rouhani said USA efforts to separate Iran from other countries would fail. The unrest was the most serious threat to Iran's religious leaders since protests over disputed elections in 2009.

Marouane Fellaini confirms PSG interest and reveals reasons for Manchester United exit
PSG's Kylian Mbappe set the benchmark for young French players, winning the World Cup at the age of 19. Manchester United are unbeaten since their former goalscorer returned to the club on an interim basis.

FFA under fire over 'ridiculous' response to jailed footballer's release
Mr Araibi's supporters said he should be freed and is protected under his status as a refugee with Australian residency. He was sentenced in absentia to 10 years for vandalising a police station.

Up to quarter-inch of ice expected overnight in DeKalb County
A winter storm watch will also go into effect Tuesday morning through the evening western Passaic County and Orange County. It was expected to taper off in time for the Monday morning commute, but the next storm was on its way later in the day.

Manchester City Demolish Chelsea, Tottenham Stay In Premier League Title Hunt
Guardiola , meanwhile, swooned over the performance of his players. "We are lucky to score three from the first four actions". Of course, the anthem has been adopted by Chelsea and is often played after they win at Stamford Bridge.