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Senate talks collapse on avoiding Trump showdown over emergency declaration
By Alexander Bolton - 03/13/19 02:56 PM EDT

Senate Republicans say talks to find a way to stop a House-passed resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration over the southern border are collapsing amid Republican divisions over what some see as a breach of separation of powers.

Senate Republicans said Wednesday afternoon that Trump will not support a proposal sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to reform the National Emergencies Act of 1976 and require Congress to approve future emergency declarations after 30 days.

“It’s my understanding the president won’t support it,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) leadership team, after meeting with colleagues at lunch to discuss the state of the talks.

Lee announced Trump’s position after taking a call from the president during the lunch meeting, according to a person familiar with the conversation.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told reporters after Wednesday's meeting that it’s clear the disapproval resolution will pass.

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While I agree with the sentiment, it may be a luxury we can't afford right now.
Cui bono?

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While I agree with the sentiment, it may be a luxury we can't afford right now.
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