White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

13 Mars, 2019, 07:41 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Sen. Thom Tillis who won his seat in a tight race in 2014 faces a potentially tough re-election battle in 2020

Opponents of the emergency have the votes to pass a resolution terminating it. Representatives John Curtis, Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart each voted no. Pence said he would bring their thoughts back to the president but urged them to stand with Trump in Thursday's vote. Every time this gang gets an opportunity to display their hypocrisy, they are ever so proud to display it. Mike Lee and is created to give Congress some authority over the emergency powers granted to the president. Will our Utah congressional delegation do the right thing for the right reason and join a bipartisan Congress, and take back their power of the purse? Killing the resolution on the Republican-controlled Senate floor would "spare the president embarrassment and avoid him having to issue the first veto of his presidency", according to The Hill.

One of the proposals came from Sen.

"It still ... gives the president the degree of discretion to act in an emergency", Lee said.

Lee says the way that the National Emergencies Act is now written gives too much power to the president, and prevents the legislative branch from acting as a check on the president's authority. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.

[T] he White House wants to keep the tally [of defectors] as low as possible and the president is now putting skin in the game trying to sway undecided GOP lawmakers.

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There's a lot of discomfort with the law - not that the president doesn't have the authority to do what he is doing.

Pence met Tuesday with a group of Republicans including Lee, the sponsor of the bill, as well as Sens. Some Republicans have voiced concerns over the constitutionality of Mr. Trump's emergency declaration as a way to extract funding Congress wouldn't grant him to build border walls or barriers, but the president has publicly pressured Republicans, claiming this is about border security, not constitutionality and precedent.

Sanders asserted: 'They failed to do their job. The President is fulfilling his duty, and he's going to make sure he does what is necessary to protect the people of this country and secure our borders'.

The president has personally broached the topic of the vote on Twitter, telling Republican senators to reject claims that his emergency would create a "precedent" for future action by Democrats.

If Trump would agree to sign legislation handcuffing future emergency declarations, more GOP senators might back his border emergency declaration in Thursday's vote. It is an 80% positive issue.

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