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Senator Gardner Should Stand with Constitution, Vote to Reject Trump’s Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration Power Grab

Colorado – The Senate is poised to join the House and vote for the resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. With leading conservative voices and constitutional scholars joining the majority of both chambers in opposing Trump’s power grab, Senator Cory Gardner should declare whether he intends to stand with President Trump’s fake … Continue reading »

Senators Lee and Romney Should Stand with Constitution, Vote to Reject Trump’s Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration Power Grab

The Senate is poised to join the House and vote for the resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. With leading conservative voices and constitutional scholars joining the majority of both chambers in opposing Trump’s power grab, Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney should declare whether they intend to stand with President Trump’s … Continue reading »

Sen. Rand Paul Lays Down Marker for Rest of Senate GOP to Oppose Trump’s Emergency Declaration Power Grab

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced his intention to vote for the resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. The news means that the Senate will have the necessary votes to join the House in passing the resolution and issuing a sharp rebuke to Trump’s entirely fake national emergency. The development also amps … Continue reading »

Pressure Amps Up on Senate GOP to Stand Up for Constitution, Pass the Resolution, and Get Back to Real Work

Yesterday’s House vote in favor of a resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional, unpopular, and entirely fake national emergency was a sharp rebuke to Trump that sets up the resolution for Senate passage and amps up pressure on Senate Republicans to do the right thing. As America’s Voice Deputy Director Pili Tobar noted yesterday, Senate Republicans … Continue reading »

More Conservative Voices Call on GOP to Stand with Constitution and Vote Yes on Resolution to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution, H.J.Res. 46, to block President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. America’s Voice strongly recommends a YES vote on the resolution. As Pili Tobar, Deputy Director for America’s Voice, stated yesterday: National security experts overwhelmingly agree, there is no actual emergency along the border … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Recommendation: Vote YES on Resolution to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

On Tuesday, February 26, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution, H.J.Res. 46, to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration. The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director for America’s Voice: America’s Voice strongly recommends that Members of Congress vote YES on the resolution to block President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular … Continue reading »

“History Will Notice” How Many Republicans Pass Tuesday’s “Gut-Check Vote” Test on Trump’s Fake Emergency

Ahead of Tuesday’s House vote on a resolution to block President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular national emergency declaration, experts and leading observers from across the political spectrum are calling on Republicans to stand with the American people, preserve constitutional checks and balances, and defend the rule of law by passing the resolution and ending this … Continue reading »

Because Congress Controls the Power of the Purse, Trump’s National Emergency Declaration to Build a Border Wall Uniquely Threatens the Constitutional Balance of Powers

As most of us learned in grade school, Congress, not the President, controls the purse. By declaring a national emergency based on flimsy arguments in an effort to redirect funds for a border wall, money already appropriated by Congress for other purposes, President Trump is abusing his authority. Trump did this on the very day … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Alan Gomez: “Judge may force Trump administration to reunite thousands more separated families”

Yesterday, after explosive reports that the administration is still quietly and needlessly separating families, the American Civil Liberties Union headed back to court to argue for the reunification of all the separated families. Judge Dana Sabraw seemed inclined to agree, stating, “It’s important to recognize that we’re talking about human beings…Every person needs to be … Continue reading »

“No one in Congress should be allowed to avoid voting on this presidential power grab,” – Washington Post Editorial

In a new editorial, the Washington Post calls on Democrats in the House to force a vote on a privileged joint resolution challenging the President’s emergency declaration. This would force every member of Congress to go on record and declare whether they support the President as he diverts congressionally appropriated funds to his border wall … Continue reading »