President Trump is still fighting for his proposal to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, even though Congress voted to block his national emergency declaration to proceed with the project.
On March 15, the president issued his first veto after more than two years in the Oval Office to kill legislation the House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed. The measure rebuked Trump’s intention to use his executive authority to make the declaration. The emergency measures are now set to be in place, though Congress could override the veto.
Trump National Emergency for Border Wall Faces Opposition By Jim Owen President Trump is fighting an uphill battle to persuade Congress to agree with him on the need for a national emergency to build a border wall. After lawmakers refused to provide the funding he requested for a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico boundary, Trump announced he was using his […]
Trump Declares National Emergency By Jim Owen President Trump has invoked a national emergency as a way to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He resorted to using the executive power after being frustrated in his attempts to persuade Congress to allocate the money required for the wall. A budget bill crafted by a House-Senate conference […]
Trump, DemocratsStill at Impasse Over Border Wall By Jim Owen President Trumpand congressional Democratscontinue to debate whether to include border wallfunding in legislation to keep the government operating. The two sides agreed last month to a temporary solution, without any money for the wall, that reopened a number of federal departments following a record-setting 35-day shutdown. However, another deadline is […]
President pushes for resolution, Pelosi opts for evasion, blames Him for Shutdown 2019 started with a seesaw game between the US President and the Democrat party. On one end, the President continued to come up with new deals to end the shutdown, on the other end Nancy Pelosi kept giving excuses to avoid him altogether. […]
A Tale of Two Bills – Or How Trump Ended the Shutdown (For Now) The longest partial government shutdown in US history is finally over. President Donald Trump ended it on Friday, January 25th by inking his signature on H.J. Res.28, a stop-gap spending bill passed by both the Senate and the House. This was a very […]
800,000 Workers May Miss Their Second Paychecks, but Pelosi Wanted to Visit Afghanistan – Preetam Kaushik President Trump denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a delegation the use of a military plane to visit Afghanistan on Thursday, January 17. In his letter to Pelosi, the President wrote that her trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan had been […]
Trump, Republicans Disagree With Democrats and Shut Down the Government About a third of all federal employees got a longer holiday break than they expected because of a political dispute that closed much of the U.S. government. One person on the federal payroll who did report to work was President Trump, who remained in the […]
Immigration Emergency – America’s Best Hope For A Border Wall In 2019 In 2016, Americans finally showed that they were fed up with the way things were being run in Washington. President Trump got elected because he promised to do what no other previous administration has managed to do: fix the notoriously leaky US borders. […]
Trump, Democrats Spar Over Border Wall, Health Care – By Jim Owen With the prospect of a partial government shutdown looming, President Trump was demanding to fund for a border wall while Democrats avocated health care reform. The administration sought $5 billion for the wall along the U.S.-Mexico boundary, which Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill staunchly opposed. Presidential adviser Stephen Miller stressed the urgency […]