Trump to Declare National Emergency as He Signs Border Security Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum

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Responding to the president's announcement that he will declare a national emergency related to the us southern border, Pelosi maintained that "Democratic presidents can declare emergencies as well". "I'm going to support the national emergency declaration".

"Declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that President Trump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for his wall", they said.

Though the Constitution states that only Congress has the power to appropriate funding, it also gives the president authority to exercise his will in the event of a national emergency.

Earlier the president tweeted: "Reviewing the funding bill with my team at the (at) WhiteHouse!" Rather than suffer defeat, Bush withdrew it one day before the vote, NPR reports.

Trump's decision to sign off on the federal spending package, which Congress is expected to advance in a vote Thursday evening, settles a fierce months-long battle over federal spending with border wall funds.

That allows the mobilisation of hundreds of dormant emergency powers under other laws, which can permit the White House to declare martial law, suspend civil liberties, expand the military, seize property and restrict trade, communications and financial transactions. The legislation would reportedly provide more than $300 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security and some other United States agencies through 30 September, the end of the current fiscal year.

"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".

US President Donald Trump is to declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said.

Senate Republicans have been on pins and needles as to whether Trump would sign the legislation that has been hammered out during the past week-plus. On Wednesday, Mr. Biggs introduced a one-week spending bill he urged House leaders to pass while continuing to negotiate, according to The Journal. That shutdown finally ended on January 25, after Trump announced he had reached a deal to reopen the government until February 15 with no border wall funding.

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The aides encouraged Hannity and Dobbs to push this message: "Mr. Trump deserved support because he still forced concessions that he would never have gotten without a five-week partial government shutdown".

"I do not believe that it was meant to apply to a situation where funds have already been allocated for specific purposes by the Congress and then would be repurposed by the President", Collins said on Tuesday.

Funding is due to expire for those agencies on Friday.

Mr. Trump has been demanding US$5.7-billion for the wall from Congress since December as part of a larger government spending bill.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Democrats will weigh their options for a response, including taking legal action.

"The Appropriations panel's top Democrat, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, said that he and Shelby:understand how grownups have to act in the Congress".

"As with all bipartisan agreements, it's a product of compromise", Schumer said this week.

After negotiators reached a tentative deal to prevent another government shutdown, public figures like Sean Hannity ripped the deal, with Hannity calling it "garbage" and advising the president to declare a national emergency.

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