Congress to Vote on Trump’s Emergency Declaration
The Democrat-controlled House is expected to vote to end President Trump’s controversial declaration of a national emergency to build his border wall — but it remains unclear whether the measure will pass the Republican-majority Senate. Either way, it’s the latest salvo in a drawn-out constitutional feud over the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of government over federal spending.
Is this a first? Yes: Congress has never attempted to cancel a declared emergency since a 1976 law handed that power to the White House.
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