Trump urges Senate Republicans to oppose measure that terminates emergency declaration

Trump urges Senate Republicans to oppose measure that terminates emergency declaration

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump Monday urged Senate Republicans to oppose a measure that would terminate his emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to approve the privileged resolution as early as Tuesday. If that happens, the Republican-controlled Senate will then have 18 days to consider the measure.

Several upper chamber Republicans have either said or suggested they will vote for the resolution. If that holds, it may have enough support to pass.

However, the resolution would almost certainly be vetoed upon arrival on Trump’s desk and at this time there does not appear to be enough support in Congress to override the veto.

Trump issued the declaration earlier this month in conjunction with the signing of legislation to keep the government open.

The White House has said most of the money to pay for the wall will come from unobligated military construction funds.

Liberal groups oppose the order. They say it violates the Constitution.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit last week.

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