Trump to Declare National Emergency

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Trump will sign the spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but he will also declare a national emergency.

The Wall Street Journal reports Trump to Sign Spending Deal, Declare National Emergency.

Congress prepared to vote Thursday on a sweeping spending bill that includes modest funding for border barriers, aiming to pass the legislation and get it on President Trump’s desk before another potential government shutdown this weekend.

The Senate is expected to vote first Thursday afternoon, followed by the House Thursday evening, on the $333 billion package of seven spending bills. The agreement includes controversial funding for the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the border with Mexico, and whose budget triggered a five-week shutdown that ended last month.

The bipartisan deal, while supplying far less than the $5.7 billion that Mr. Trump had demanded to build a border wall, gives both parties political victories. Republicans touted the 55 new miles of physical barriers that will be built in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as additional investments in border security. The bill includes funding for new equipment at ports of entry, 600 new Customs officers, opioid-detection equipment and other technology.

I expect the emergency declaration for further wall spending will be immediately challenged.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (11)
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Zardoz
Zardoz

He’ll get slapped down, and retreat to his golf simulator, emerging only to send more tearful tweets.

abend237-04
abend237-04

I see submarines landing indigents off Anchorage, with dope of course.

themonosynaptic
themonosynaptic

Well if this works we'll see a National Emergency for gun violence and the opioid crisis. Well played Trump, you've just handed the Democrats a powerful tool to use in the future - just as McConnell did with Garland.

Tengen
Tengen

National Emergencies are meaningless. Officially, we still have 31 other active emergencies dating back to 1979 and this is the 4th one declared by Trump.

Most would be hard pressed to remember each of Trump's emergencies, let alone all the others before his administration.

gregggg
gregggg

Venezuela, Brexit, China trade warand its internal effects, Israel/Saudi Arabia against Iran/Yemen, South African land appropriation, Yellow vest protests, Italy revolting against EU... When has the world seen so much major discord at the same time? It's all looking to bust loose from March through summer.