Trump plans to allocate $8 billion to fund border wall, source says

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

The other is the idea to transfer funds. Just over half of Republicans voted "no".

Funding for those agencies is due to expire on Friday, which would trigger another partial federal shutdown on Saturday morning if Congress and Mr Trump do not act quickly.

Pelosi then toned down her rhetoric a bit, noting that she does not "advocate for any president doing end-run around Congress", and said that she was merely warning Republicans "about the door that they are opening, the threshold they are crossing".

In addition to legislative action, the members said that they expected a coordinated legal response from Democrats inside and outside Congress and that the state of California was likely to be involved.

"1000 pages filed in the in middle of the night take a little time to go through", one White House official told CNN's Jim Acosta.

"'Nobody wants to enter into a pointless exercise if the president will veto this", Senator John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said before McConnell's announcement.

Who else can stop Trump? That would have infused fresh chaos into a fight both parties are desperate to leave behind, a thought that drove some lawmakers to seek heavenly help.

"The president will sign the bill", Sen.

When Grassley was asked to ask to yield the Senate floor, he kept talking.

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 us taxpayers' money is appropriated.

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The House Appropriations Committee said the bill would set a path for reducing capacity at detention facilities for immigrants ahead of possible deportation.

Reacting to the details of the bipartisan deal, Ingraham fumed that Trump was being strong-armed by his own party into signing what she believes is a disastrous bill.

For President Trump's impending national emergency, Ferguson says his legal team "has been reviewing this issue for some time".

And, as much as the president may like to spin this as a victory by other means, he still backed down in the face of Democratic resistance in Congress. Democratic presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren didn't mince their words either, with Harris calling it "a ridiculous vanity project". GOP critics included Maine Sen. "The National Emergencies Act was contemplated to apply to natural disasters or catastrophic events such as the attacks on our country on 9/11". But Pelosi said if Trump invoked an emergency declaration it should be met with "great unease and dismay" as an overreach of executive authority.

Congressional aides say there is $21 billion in military construction money that could potentially be used by Mr Trump if he declares a national emergency.

"Government shutdowns are bad for workers, our economy and our national security".

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota voted for it, as did Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who is expected to join the field soon.

Media captionOther presidents got money for a border barrier - why not Trump? They objected to giving more funding for the "abusive" agencies on the front line of immigration enforcement: Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The legislation would reportedly provide more than $300 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security and some other U.S. agencies through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year. The closure denied paychecks to 800,000 federal workers, hurt contractors and people reliant on government services and was loathed by the public.

Will the "emergency" get Trump his wall?

President George W. Bush declared 13 states of emergency and President Barack Obama 12, CNN reported.

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