House Set To Vote On Measure Halting National Emergency Declaration

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a measure to halt President Trump’s emergency declaration to secure border wall funding.

The lower chamber is set to hold the vote Tuesday, which if passed, would head to the Senate for another vote.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the vote Monday, calling it a nonpartisan effort to protect the powers of Congress.

Pelosi went on to say the vote wasn’t about the border, but the Constitution.

President Trump declared a national emergency earlier this month in an effort to secure adequate funding for border wall construction.

Originally, President Trump requested $5.7 billion for wall funding, but will now have access to about $8 billion to continue wall construction.

If the measure passes both the House and the Senate, President Trump is expected to use a veto overriding it.

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