Senate Expected to Disapprove Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Posted on March 13, 2019 10:40 am

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The U.S. Senate is expected to deliver a legislative black eye to President Donald Trump on Thursday, when it votes on disapproving the president’s national emergency declaration to fund wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border.   A handful of Senate Republicans have committed to joining a unified Democratic caucus in rejecting the emergency declaration, all but assuring the disapproval measure’s passage in a chamber where Republicans have a narrow 53-47 majority. “Are we going to say, anytime a president can’t get his way with Congress, he can declare an emergency and Congress will meekly shrug its shoulders?” Minority Leader Chuck