Tag: national emergency

February 27, 2019

Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Trump’s “Emergency,” But Lawsuits Could

On February 26, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution overturning Donald Trump’s trumped-up “national emergency” proclamation, in which he claims authority to fulfill his campaign promise to build a wall at the southern border. The National Emergencies Act requires Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the House resolution to a vote within 18 days. In order… Read more »

January 11, 2019

If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law

Congress refuses to enact legislation containing the nearly $6 billion that Donald Trump is demanding for an unnecessary wall on the southern US border. In response, Trump is considering whether to declare a national emergency, take money Congress has appropriated for other purposes, and divert it to build his wall. But under US law, the… Read more »