Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

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Published on February 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s

Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall

Trump Declares National Emergency to Fund Border Wall Legislation passed by Congress allotted $1.3 billion for border wall construction and prevented a second shutdown of the federal government.

The spending bill passed 82-16 in the Senate but fell $4.4 billion short of Trump’s demanded $5.7 billion.

Trump has invoked his executive power to sidestep Congress and reallocate $8 billion for the 234 mile wall.

He faces significant opposition from both political parties, with Democrats threatening possible legal action.

Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer, via ‘CNBC’ Trump’s declaration of a national emergency sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents.

Nancy Pelosi, via ‘The Hill’

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