Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to crash

Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to crash

Ohio Republican Rob Portman is among a group of Senate Republicans who have co-sponsored a controversial measure that would leave President Donald Trump's current presidential emergency intact but automatically end future presidential emergency declarations after 30 days unless Congress extends them.

Republicans control the Senate 53-47, meaning that four GOP defections would be enough to send the resolution blocking Trump's border emergency to the White House.

The White House is privately negotiating with Senate Republicans who want to rein in the emergency powers of President Trump and his successors - which could lead to the surprise defeat of a Democratic resolution rejecting Trump's emergency declaration at the border.

The speaker had previously taken a cautious tone when discussing possibly impeaching the president - a path widely viewed as politically fraught, though its supporters say with so few examples in American history it remains to be seen how a new trial would play out in the public.

Chances seem to be improving that President Donald Trump might avoid an expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert more money to building barriers along the Mexican border.

Reality check: "There's really no way out of this", one GOP senator, skeptical of the talks between the White House and Republican senators, told CNN on Tuesday night. Four Republican senators have publicly committed to voting with Democrats on the resolution, which needs just 51 votes to pass the Senate, and a number of others are considering doing so as well. Sen.

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GOP Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Todd Young of IN were also IN discussions with the White House about related legislation that would curb the ability of future presidents to declare national emergencies.

The Senate is require to vote on the resolution by Friday. "While there was attention on the issue I had hoped the ARTICLE ONE Act could begin to take that power back".

Portman spokeswoman Emily Benavides said her boss backs the bill because he "supports narrowing the scope of the National Emergencies Act so that Congress will have more control over these decisions in the future".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters that Republicans are "looking at ways to revisit the law" on emergency declarations, which was enacted in 1976.

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown called Lee's bill a typical Republican tactic to "show no backbone when it comes to standing up to this President", in keeping with to their failure to "stand up" to Trump when he made racist comments, shut down the government and declared "an emergency over something that's not an emergency". Congress has never before voted to overturn a president's emergency declaration. "Then we're all very glad to work for a long-term solution". It is very simply Border Security/No Crime - Should not be thought of any other way.

Congress would be highly unlikely to muster the two-thirds majorities needed to eventually override a veto.