How Congress could embarrass Donald Trump on the border wall

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, but will he finally get the funds for his promised wall? The Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate are poised to both pass a resolution to block the national emergency, but if Trump vetoes it, Congress’s rare move may only be a symbolic one.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Meet the 13 Republicans who rebuked Trump over his national emergency
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/republicans-trump-national-emergency

How Mitch McConnell lost control
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/national-emergency-republicans-resolution-mitch-mcconnell.html

What exactly is a national emergency? Here’s what that means and what happens next
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/15/what-exactly-is-national-emergency-heres-what-that-means-what-happens-next/?utm_term=.6ca56e202e35

Rand Paul’s vote likely gives Senate enough to oppose national emergency declaration
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/03/politics/rand-paul-trump-national-emergency-declaration/index.html.

Trump’s emergency makes it harder to build the wall (Opinion)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/04/opinions/trump-national-emergency-eminent-domain-panfil/index.html.

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