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White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

White House officials are warning congressional Republicans not to expect an immediate end to the government shutdown even if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the southern border. The warning came during Trump's Thursday visit to the southern U.S. border, according to three sources with knowledge of those conversations. Many Democrats and some Republicans have grown hopeful that a national emergency declaration, which would allow Trump to tap Pentagon funds for a border wall, might end a political standoff that has partially shut down the government for three weeks...
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Trump Says National Emergency Is A Possibility But He Would Rather Work With Congress

2 monthes ago   |   By NPR

On Friday, President Trump told reporters he's not looking to declare a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall just yet and that he's concerned about legal challenges.
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Donald Trump's National Emergency: Here Are the Republicans Who Have Split With the President On Wall Funding

2 monthes ago   |   By Newsweek

As of Friday, at least eight Republican senators, ranging from moderate swing voters to loyal allies, have at least cautioned the president against declaring a national emergency.
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Republican lawmakers make the argument against Trump's ‘national emergency' solution for his wall

Republican lawmakers make the argument against Trump's ‘national emergency' solution for his wall

2 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

For the past week, President Donald Trump has been publicly leaning toward the legally questionable option of declaring a state of emergency to fund the construction of his border wall and end the government shutdown, but on Friday the momentum behind Trump bypassing Congress in this manner appeared to be well on its way to stalling out.
One reason for the inertia could be the varying array of arguments being put forth among increasing numbers of the president's own allies within the Republican congressional caucus, inveighing against Trump's proposed tactic.
Significant parts of the...
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Here's what would happen if Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall

Here's what would happen if Trump declared a national emergency to build his border wall

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump appears increasingly likely to declare a national emergency to get funds to build a wall along the southern border.
He has demanded $5.7 billion from Congress, which has refused to provide it, prompting a 21-day government shutdown.
If he declared a national emergency, he would instantly be privy to a slew of special powers he could use to get the funds he needs.
Such an action would almost certainly trigger challenges from Congress and the courts, but it's unclear how the battles will play out.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he "probably will" declare a...
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