Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

If Trump commits to signing legislation handcuffing future emergency declarations, more GOP senators might vote Thursday against a separate bill blocking his border emergency.

The resolutions are both privileged, which means they can not be stopped by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky.

The White House and GOP senators are working on a compromise that would limit the power of presidents to declare national emergencies on their own.

He continued, "The president has the authority under the National Emergencies Act".

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.

"Lee said he talked to the president and the president's now not supportive of what he wants", said one GOP senator. "All that's left to do is to vote".

The bill is largely symbolic, as Trump has said he'll veto it and Trump's emergency resolution is already tied up in the courts. Framing Thursday's vote that way seemed to be a message all but aimed directly at undecided GOP senators facing re-election races next year, of whom there are several. "It's not a vote on precedent, because if you take a look at what President Obama did with DACA and so many other things, that was no precedent".

Republicans gave Pence, who serves as president of the Senate, an additional first-floor office in the U.S. Capitol after Trump's inauguration in 2017. The resolution now goes to the House, which approved a very similar measure earlier this year, to be passed again.

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Congress would have to pass a resolution explicitly endorsing an emergency declaration to prevent it from sunsetting.

Trump's move comes just one day after Vice President Mike Pence indicated to Republican senators in a closed-door meeting that Trump was open to Lee's legislation as a way to avoid an embarrassing public rebuke that would expose rifts within the GOP.

The president is facing investigations on multiple fronts -- from Muller to the Southern District of NY to House Democrats on Capitol Hill. Maybe Republicans did notice the 2018 election.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) says he agrees. Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT who sponsored the Yemen resolution. He announced later that he would be voting for the resolution to terminate the declaration.

The vote on the Yemen resolution was not overwhelmingly Republican, with just seven defections.

Lee's proposal says a presidential emergency would last 30 days unless Congress votes to extend it. Lee, Tillis and Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Sen. John Thune, the majority whip from South Dakota, told CNN that there was a bit of "a fatalistic view" that the time had come to vote. "Legally I don't think it's something that can ever be 100 percent off the table, but if that's how she feels right now I respect that". Tim Scott, a Republican from SC.

Neal, who officially took over the Ways and Means Committee in January, has rejected calls from Need to Impeach and other progressive groups for him to speed up his effort to request Trump's tax information, stressing that it must be done "thoughtfully, methodically and judiciously".

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