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What is Trump’s National Emergency? And Why is it Taking Billions Away from Our States?

Originally published January 8, 2019; last updated September 22, 2019 *** IF YOU OPPOSE TRUMP’S BORDER WALL, CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AT (202) 224-3121 AND TELL THEM NO WALL *** In February, Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to appropriate money for his border wall. This national emergency is now allowing him to … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Recommends “YES” Vote on Resolution to Block Trump’s Phony and Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration

News of $1 billion redirected from the Pentagon to building the wall means this whole charade is getting real Later today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote to override the President’s veto of the resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration, giving lawmakers another chance to go on the record with whether to … Continue reading »

Land Seizures, Military Construction, Marine Corps Readiness: The High Cost of Trump’s Wall

Tuesday House Override Vote on Emergency Declaration Another Chance for GOP Lawmakers to get on the Right Side of History and the Constitution Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is again scheduled to vote on the resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration, this time giving lawmakers the chance to go on record with whether to … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Border Policy is a Failure

“The Administration wants a blank check from the Congress to address the border, but their incompetence and their laserlike focus on the wrong strategies – especially the President’s border wall – are just exacerbating problems and fomenting chaos,” Pili Tobar For the past several weeks, the Trump Administration has been engaged in a public relations … Continue reading »

Collateral Damage Grows While Trump and GOP Maintain Their Manufactured “National Emergency” Border Crisis

The true cost of President Trump’s national emergency declaration continues to grow. Molly O’Toole from the Los Angeles Times reports on the national security implications of stripping money from the military, focusing on funding for crucial Marine Corps training across the globe. In addition, Paul Sonne and Erica Werner of the Washington Post write on … Continue reading »

Consequences of GOP Support for Trump’s So-Called National Emergency: Wall Funding “May Come at Expense of Schools for Military Kids”

As we’ve been pointing out, outrage continues to grow towards GOP Senators who decided to stand with President Trump on the “emergency” declaration and against the Constitution. Yesterday, we highlighted how the federal government is advancing towards the Texas land seizures necessary for wall construction and the continued focus on the state and local impact … Continue reading »

Outrage Builds In Texas with Cornyn, Cruz Support of Trump’s Wall as Property Set to Be Seized, Military Funds Diverted

The political costs of standing with President Trump and against the Constitution and American voters on Trump’s border wall are mounting for Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The federal government is advancing towards the Texas land seizures necessary for construction and the impact on military projects to divert funds to the wall are coming … Continue reading »

Outrage Builds with GOP Support of Trump’s Wall as Property Set to Be Seized, Military Funds Diverted

The political costs of standing with President Trump and against the Constitution and American voters on Trump’s border wall are mounting. The federal government is advancing towards the Texas land seizures necessary for construction and the impact on military projects to divert funds to the wall are coming into sharper focus. In a story titled, … Continue reading »

GOP Senators Gave Green Light for Trump to Raid Military Budget to Fund Wall; Red Lights Flashing as States Fear Impact

Many of the 41 Republican Senators who voted to stand with President Trump and his fake emergency declaration, instead of with the constitution or their constituents, have been coming in for heavy national and state criticism. In particular, Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are facing deserved … Continue reading »

State and National Editorial Boards Slam 41 GOP Senators for Standing with Trump Over the Constitution

Following yesterday’s stunning rebuke of Trump’s national emergency declaration in the Senate by a margin of 59-41, a number of editorial boards have weighed in. The key themes: those who stood up to the President are patriots who care about the Constitutional separation of powers, those who didn’t caved to a President who uses autocratic … Continue reading »