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Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:24:58 AM »
Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
by Susan Ferrechio
 | February 25, 2019 09:48 PM



President Trump on Monday was at risk of losing a critical Senate vote on his national emergency declaration on the border, which could set up Trump's first presidential veto.

Starting Tuesday, Congress will start to move a resolution disapproving of Trump's declaration, which he issued to access $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a steel slat fence at the southern border. The disapproval resolution is expected to pass the House Tuesday, and the administration has been hopeful it would fail in the Republican-led Senate.

But at least three Senate Republicans are now expected to vote for the resolution along with Democrats, who only need four Republicans to pass it in the upper chamber.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., announced he’ll oppose Trump’s national emergency declaration, and Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Susan Collins of Maine have also suggested they’ll vote with Democrats to revoke it.

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Re: Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 08:49:23 AM »
Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
by Susan Ferrechio
 | February 25, 2019 09:48 PM



President Trump on Monday was at risk of losing a critical Senate vote on his national emergency declaration on the border, which could set up Trump's first presidential veto.

Starting Tuesday, Congress will start to move a resolution disapproving of Trump's declaration, which he issued to access $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a steel slat fence at the southern border. The disapproval resolution is expected to pass the House Tuesday, and the administration has been hopeful it would fail in the Republican-led Senate.

But at least three Senate Republicans are now expected to vote for the resolution along with Democrats, who only need four Republicans to pass it in the upper chamber.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., announced he’ll oppose Trump’s national emergency declaration, and Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Susan Collins of Maine have also suggested they’ll vote with Democrats to revoke it.

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/trump-at-risk-of-losing-senate-vote-on-border-funding

Tillis, Murkowski, Rubio and Collins.  Anyone surprised??  Lee has also expressed that he will vote against Trump's declaration.
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Re: Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 10:01:06 AM »
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The notion that Trump will be "defeated" in his efforts to declare a national emergency on the border is absurd.  It's not even clear if Congress has the authority to keep the president from declaring a national emergency about anything.

Even if they did, practical political considerations make it a ludicrous assumption that enough Republicans will desert the president, as Trump's expected veto should be upheld easily.

So this idea that the president will not get his way on the border emergency is a media-created false narrative.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/media_predicting_defeat_for_trump_on_border_emergency_vote.html

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Re: Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 10:09:13 AM »
It's not even clear if Congress has the authority to keep the president from declaring a national emergency about anything.


Of course it is. The same 1976 act that gives the executive emergency declaration power also gives the legislative branch authority to rescind it. Are the folks at American Thinker even taking the ‘thinker’ part seriously?
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Re: Trump at risk of losing Senate vote on border funding
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 10:16:22 AM »
Tillis, Murkowski, Rubio and Collins.  Anyone surprised??  Lee has also expressed that he will vote against Trump's declaration.

Well, three of em are up for re-election in 2020. Can we at least get a good candidate to run against the worthless lump from Alaska?


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