He’s vowed to keep the government closed as long as it takes to secure funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
WHAT’S CONSIDERED A NATIONAL EMERGENCY?
CAN TRUMP DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY?
WHAT HAVE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAID ABOUT TRUMP’S THREATS TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY?
Democrats, who control the House, remain steadfast in their opposition to Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall, and they have expressed outrage at the notion that he would declare a state of emergency to circumvent Congress, which has authority over budgetary matters.
HAVE OTHER PRESIDENTS ISSUED NATIONAL EMERGENCIES?
Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times
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