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  • Schumer: ‘I Pray That This Moment Is One of Those Times When Members Chose Country Over Party’

    03/15/2019 5:44:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 15, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y) said on the Senate floor on Thursday that he was praying that Republican members of the Senate would “choose country over party” and vote to overrule President Donald Trump’s declaration that there is a national emergency at the southern border. “I hope and I pray that this moment is one of those times when Members choose country over party and when Members rise above politics for the sake of fidelity to our constitutional principles and to this great United States of America,” Schumer said. “In conclusion, on this issue, this is not...
  • The Senate's 'Dirty Dozen': Doing nothing about the border except obstructing Trump

    03/15/2019 8:34:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Call it the procession of the RINOs. Call it the dirty dozen, standing up and getting themselves counted. Loaded with piety, tears, and flapdoodle, 12 GOP senators proudly voted to halt President Trump's declaration of a "state of emergency" at the U.S. border as migrant caravan after migrant caravan after migrant caravan from Central America and beyond prepare to roll into the states through our porous border, and cartel human smugglers prepare for a big cash flow to themselves, the better to wreak havoc on Mexico and Central America. Utah Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,...
  • GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president's emergency powers

    03/12/2019 4:15:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    More than a dozen Republican senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for Congress to terminate future national emergency declarations, days before the chamber will vote on President Trump's. The legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), would require that Congress pass a resolution extending an emergency declaration after 30 days for it to continue, otherwise it would be terminated. “If Congress is troubled by recent emergency declarations made pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, they only have themselves to blame. Congress gave these legislative powers away in 1976 and it is far past time that we...
  • Crisis: The Number of New Illegal Aliens From February Can Fill a Massive Stadium

    03/06/2019 8:45:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security released new numbers showing 76,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border into the United States in February, further overwhelming and hemoraging resources. They were apprehended. White House Press Secretary Sanders is putting that number into context. Saagar Enjeti âś”@esaagar Sarah Sanders on new border apprehension numbers: "76,000 illegal individuals came across our border just last month alone.... That would fill MetLife stadium.... If that doesn't define crisis, I don't know what does." 134 In January, 58,000 individuals crossed. "As border personnel deal with the surge of family unit aliens and alien minors arriving...
  • Rand Paul to oppose Trump's emergency declaration, giving resolution votes needed to pass

    03/03/2019 10:54:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 145 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 3, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto. Mr. Paul, a Republican, announced his decision during a Saturday speech at Western Kentucky University, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Mr. Paul said. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away...
  • Four Senators push resolution to halt Trump's emergency declaration

    02/28/2019 3:19:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2019 | Alan Fram, David Sharp - AP
    <p>WASHINGTON — A small bipartisan group of senators planned to introduce a resolution Thursday aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to finance additional miles of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p> <p>The proposal is identical to the one-sentence measure the Democratic-controlled House approved earlier this week. The new legislation gives the Senate and the four centrist sponsors - two Republicans and two Democrats - a chance to put their stamp on congressional opposition to Trump’s move.</p>
  • The Votes Are In: House Votes to Overturn Trump's National Security Declaration [Updated]

    02/26/2019 4:59:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    UPDATE House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released the following statement about the decision: House Democrats chose today to make a purely political statement against President Trump instead of taking seriously the national emergency at our country’s southern border. The President’s declaration – along with legislative action to appropriate funds for border security – will answer the call from experts and border security personnel on the ground to provide the resources needed to stop illegal entry into our country and the dangers associated with it. Through their resistance, Democrats are closing their eyes and turning their backs to human trafficking...
  • GOP Sen. Thom Tillis says he'll vote for resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

    02/25/2019 6:08:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Sen. Thom Tillis said in a column posted Monday evening that he will oppose President Trump’s declaration of a border-security emergency. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, the North Carolina Republican said he would support a resolution blocking Mr. Trump’s decree when it comes before the Senate. “I would vote in favor of the resolution disapproving of the president’s national-emergency declaration, if and when it comes before the Senate,” he concluded the column after laying out his support for Mr. Trump’s border-security agenda in general and criticizing Democrats’ obstructionism on the matter. But he said it’s a matter of...
  • Graham: 'Handful' of GOP senators will vote to block Trump's emergency declaration

    02/22/2019 9:58:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a "handful" of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "A handful. …[But] there will be enough to sustain a veto," Graham told Fox News , asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate. Graham didn't offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution. He said that he would "absolutely not" vote for the Democrat-led resolution, adding that he is "100 percent with the president." Graham, who has emerged as...
  • Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration

    02/21/2019 12:22:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday that Democrats will introduce a resolution to block President Trump's emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "Identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate," Schumer said in a statement. House Democrats, with the backing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are expected to file their resolution as soon as Friday. The Senate, which convened for roughly a minute earlier Thursday, is out of town until Monday afternoon, making that day the earliest Democrats could file a resolution in that chamber. Trump announced last Friday...
  • GOP Sen. Susan Collins says she'd back resolution against Trump emergency declaration

    02/20/2019 2:10:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2019 | David Sharp - AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday that she would vote for a congressional resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, becoming the first Republican senator to publicly express support for such a measure. The lawmaker from Maine said she would vote for a resolution as long as it focused only on the declaration. The president’s action “completely undermines” the role of Congress and is of “dubious constitutionality,” she said, while attending a Coast Guard ceremony. “If it’s a ‘clean’ disapproval resolution, I will support it,” she said. Trump...
  • New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration

    02/18/2019 6:38:41 PM PST · by usafa92 · 146 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2019 | Fox News
    The Trump 2020 campaign is highlighting examples of the president keeping his promises, advisory board member Marc Lotter says. The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making." President Trump sarcastically had predicted the lawsuit last week. He's slammed the Ninth Circuit multiple times as "disgraceful" and politically biased. The litigation, brought before a federal trial court in the Northern District of California,...
  • Senate has votes to formally disapprove of Trump emergency declaration, Tammy Duckworth says

    02/17/2019 9:39:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, on Sunday said she believes there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s recent emergency declaration the White House says will allow him to tap unspent money to construct a border wall. “I think we do,” Ms. Duckworth said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Now, whether we have enough for an override and veto, that’s a different story.” “But frankly, I think there’s enough people in the Senate who are concerned that what he’s doing is robbing from the military and the [Defense Department] to go build this wall,”...