Republican Plan To Stop Senate Showdown Hits A Snag

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border

Trump declared an emergency last month to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build border barriers after Congress voted to provide him with less than $1.4 billion for barrier construction.

The Senate will vote on Thursday on a resolution to end the Trump national emergency. Sen.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and David Perdue (R-GA) also signaled their support to secure the border ahead of the Senate vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House won't consider Republican legislation meant to curb the power of future presidents to unilaterally declare national emergencies.

The U.S. Congress is on the verge of issuing a sharp rebuke to Trump over his declaration of an emergency at the border.

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Barring a last-minute deal on some other face-saving measure, up to a dozen Republicans could join all Senate Democrats in voting to send the disapproval resolution to Trump's desk, setting up the first veto of his presidency. Still, Congress would be highly unlikely to muster the two-thirds majorities needed to eventually override a veto.

Seventy-eight percent of voters said that a candidates' support or opposition to the national emergency would factor into the next election, which outpaces previous polls about how much the Trump tax cut legislation and Obamacare votes would factor into the 2018 midterm elections.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), a constitutional lawyer and a freshman senator, came out in favor of President Trump's move to secure the border through the National Emergencies Act. Lee said on Wednesday the White House had subsequently made clear his bill did "not have an immediate path forward" and he hoped it could be the "starting point for future work".

The author of the bill that would affect future emergency declarations, Utah Republican Mike Lee, said it would take back legislative powers that Congress gave away when it passed the National Emergencies Act of 1976.

The White House wants to extend the 30-day period, perhaps to 30 days when Congress is in session, said one GOP aide familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe closed-door talks. That vote could well occur after Congress returns from a recess later this month. Trump had repeatedly said Mexico would pay for the wall, which is not happening.

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The senator cautioned that Trump's position may still change - "It is only Wednesday, and it is the Trump administration".

In New York, federal prosecutors are examining the president's role in hush-money payments shortly before the election to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep them quiet about affairs they said they had with Trump.

He said the proposed measure would apply "prospectively", not to Trump's current border emergency.

The strongest chance of blocking Trump's border emergency is likely several lawsuits filed by Democratic state attorneys general, environmental groups and others.

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