A Trump national emergency will face immediate legal challenges from Congress
#TIA – Another government shutdown on wall is averted but Trump’s declaration of emergency threatens prolonged crisis
Donald Trump’s plan to declare a national emergency over his border-wall dream faces immediate bipartisan legal challenges from the US Congress.
Members of the House Armed Services Committee, which oversees the Pentagon’s $700-billion annual budget, are among those who have been planning for such a situation and have already mapped out their legal opposition, members of Congress have told Quartz. “We ought to fund border security needs on their own and not be taking it from other accounts,” Mac Thornberry, the committee’s top Republican, said last month.
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