Speaker Pelosi Revokes Vice President Pence's House Office Space

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

That would give Republicans who are uneasy about the constitutionality of the February 15 declaration - yet nervous about publicly rebuking Trump - some political cover to side with the president.

Vice President Mike Pence had his U.S. House office space on the Capitol reportedly revoked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

But without Trump's support, it's unclear that Lee's legislation will give GOP senators the comfort level they are looking for to back the president on the emergency declaration. Portman hasn't said how he'll vote Thursday when the House resolution comes before the Senate.

"We'll see whether or not I have to do the veto".

The "Assuring that Robust, Thorough, and Informed Congressional Leadership is Exercised Over National Emergencies Act" would have ended any president's declarations of national emergency after thirty days unless Congress voted to extend them.

Trump told reporters that he has advised GOP senators to "vote any way you want" on the resolution blocking his emergency declaration - but he added a warning.

The week after Cohen's testimony, House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee did exactly what the vast majority of voters said they should do: They issued document requests to more than 80 people and entities in support of their investigation into Trump.

More news: Big Bang's Seungri, aka Korea's Great Gatsby, named in sex probe

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, is among a handful of Republicans who have yet to announce how they'll vote. If Trump would commit to signing a bill handcuffing future emergency declarations, some of them might support his border emergency declaration.

There is has been recent chatter that there could be enough Senate Republican opposition to nix the measure, which was passed as part of a Trump strategy to fund his long-promised border wall. Vote down the resolution of disapproval. Democrats noted that America's border deficiencies have been debated for decades, and in making the declaration, Trump himself said he "didn't have to do it". Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky have all publicly announced their support for the resolution of disapproval, with more Republicans privately wrestling with their votes.

The White House has yet to endorse the proposal, however. But with Trump refusing to even consider that, it's likely the bill will pass the Senate. Inside a private luncheon with other Republican senators after the Pence gathering, Tillis made the case that if the White House agreed to some form of Lee's legislation, that would mean a president would be giving up some of his executive powers - a rarity, according to a person briefed on the closed-door discussion. Trump "had a level of frustration with him" about the situation in the Senate, Ernst said.

Chances seem to be improving that President Donald Trump might avoid an expected rejection by Congress of his effort to divert more money to building barriers along the Mexican border. Presidents have never before declared an emergency after Congress voted to deny them money for the same goal.

Under a 1976 law, presidents have wide discretion in determining when a national emergency has occurred.

But Trump has dismissed these constitutional concerns.

"It is about Border Security and the Wall [stopping Crime, Drugs, etc.], not Constitutionality and Precedent", the president recently wrote on Twitter.

Related News:

  • Proposed new budget would slash federal insurance subsidies

    Proposed new budget would slash federal insurance subsidies

    Similarly, Trump's proposals to eviscerate DOE research programs only served to underscore their popularity on Capitol Hill. Trump's number crunchers might not have been able to find it in their hearts to whittle away at military spending.
    Nigerians to elect highly effective state governors

    Nigerians to elect highly effective state governors

    Mr Tayo Oviosu Founder/CEO of Paga at the same polling unit said it was surprising that voters did not turn up for the elections. Accusations from the two main parties, accusing the other of conspiring with INEC to rig the result, have not gone away.
    With clocks springing ahead, lawmakers want more sunshine

    With clocks springing ahead, lawmakers want more sunshine

    Fire Administration says that you should change the batteries at least every year unless the alarms are over ten years old. On Sunday, March 10, 2019, nearly all the clocks in America will "spring forward" for Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m.
  • Steelers Turned Down This WAY Better Offer From Patriots For Antonio Brown

    Steelers Turned Down This WAY Better Offer From Patriots For Antonio Brown

    Given that Bell undoubtedly is eyeing a lofty contract himself, one has to wonder just how much Oakland would be willing to spend. He missed one game with an injury past year , against, coincidentally, Detroit.
    Bird collision crashes Indian jet near Pakistan border

    Bird collision crashes Indian jet near Pakistan border

    Pakistan has taken some initial steps, like detaining 44 suspected militants, including the brother of JeM's leader Masood Azhar. The current crisis started on February 14, when a suicide bomber killed at least 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama.
    Indian diamond billionaire Nirav Modi tracked down to swanky London apartment

    Indian diamond billionaire Nirav Modi tracked down to swanky London apartment

    Modi and Choksi, who have both denied wrongdoing, left India before the details of the fraud became public. He is also seen avoiding every question posed at him, saying "no comment".
  • Walton -- Lonzo may not return to Lakers this year

    Walton -- Lonzo may not return to Lakers this year

    Kyle Kuzma , the Lakers' second-leading scorer with 18.8 points per game, also is out this week with a sprained ankle. With Ball and Ingram now out and James on a minutes restriction, there is a lot of playing time available.
    Cohen fires new shot at Trump with suit for millions in fees

    Cohen fires new shot at Trump with suit for millions in fees

    Trump has said Cohen "did bad things unrelated to Trump" and "is lying in order to reduce his prison time". Specifically, Trump claimed that Cohen "directly asked me for a pardon".
    Alabama Man Sues Abortion Clinic on Behalf of Unborn Fetus

    Alabama Man Sues Abortion Clinic on Behalf of Unborn Fetus

    Madison County probate court Judge Frank Barger even allowed Magers to name his aborted child as a co-plaintiff in his case. According to the woman's father, his family was "really distraught", adding that she was aged 16 years at the time and Mr.
  • Met Eireann Warn That Storm Gareth Is Coming Our Way

    Met Eireann Warn That Storm Gareth Is Coming Our Way

    Three weather warnings have been issued for the duration of the storm , which will begin today and last until tomorrow afternoon. The weather warning for wind has been put in place from 9pm tomorrow until 3pm on Wednesday, and covers much of the country.
    Carson Wentz reacts to DeSean Jackson trade on Twitter

    Carson Wentz reacts to DeSean Jackson trade on Twitter

    Reports indicate the Bucs will get back a 2019 6th round pick and the Eagles will get the Bucs' 2019 7th round pick in the deal. He averaged 18.9 yards per catch last season, despite the turmoil at the quarterback position in Tampa Bay last season.
    Search for survivors after tornado destroys homes

    Search for survivors after tornado destroys homes

    Its destructive winds reached 170 miles per hour (274 kph) as it carved a path of destruction almost a mile wide. They showed the president Grimes' Bible and motorcycle vest, according to a pool report. "I enjoyed him coming.


Most liked

Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California
Seventy-nine condemned California inmates have died of natural causes since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1978. George Ryan was the first to do so in 2000, though Illinois has since abolished the death penalty.

Pelosi Opposes ‘Divisive’ Efforts to Impeach Trump: ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’
Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence community's finding that Moscow interfered in the U.S. political arena. Maxine Waters (D-CA) has become notorious for calling for impeachment since the day Trump was elected president.

Kate admits to 'ups and downs' of parenting during children's centre visit
Back in June a year ago we first heard that he was crawling when the Duke and Duchess visited Dundee in Scotland. Kate can often be seen sharing in the excitement and appears more at home and relaxed while chatting to kids.

Giants trade Beckham to Browns for 2 picks, Peppers
The terms are as follows: The Giants receive this year's first- and third-round picks, as well as strong safety Jabrill Peppers. Especially when the Giants could be getting their quarterback of the future in this year's National Football League draft.

Beautiful Kate and Meghan steal the show at Commonwealth Day service
Cape Town - If there's one thing Meghan has learned since joining the royal family, it's avoiding nasty comments on social media. It was also in Toronto that Meghan and Harry made their first public appearance at the Invictus Games in 2017.

'I can't breathe' - Serena Williams retires from Paribas Open with respiratory problem
Yet he double faulted on the third break point he faced in the game and Nishikori raced into a 6-2 lead in the deciding tiebreak. The Japanese world number one was too strong for Mladenovic, hitting 24 winners and 24 unforced errors in one hour, 21 minutes.

North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show
Some analysts see the work as aimed at pressing Washington to agree to a deal, rather than as a definite move to resume tests. The Ministry of Unification handles relations with North Korea. "And we'll look at ramping those sanctions up, in fact".

R. Kelly speaks briefly after jail release
Kelly was released from jail yesterday after paying child support following a previous detention on sex abuse charges. At the time, his defense attorney said Kelly's finances were "a mess".

Cabrera Bello Leads At Bay Hill After First Day
Saunders had a 73 and was along for the ride with Cabrera Bello, who capped off his round with a 10-foot par putt. Day told the PGA Tour that he had an MRI on Monday that revealed he has a tear in a disk in his lower back.

Barrett scores 28, No. 4 Duke outlasts Wake Forest 71-70
RJ Barrett is averaging 23.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.6 points and 2.2 assists. Wake Forest early due to a hip issue, but had scored 29 points in Duke's previous two games total.

India slams Pakistan action against militants, South Asia News & Top Stories
The next day Pakistani aircraft shot down at least one Indian aircraft and captured its pilot after it violated the airspace. Pakistan said the strike only damaged three trees in a forest.

R. Kelly's Girlfriend Joycelyn Savage's Parents Say Singer Should 'Rot in Jail'
Fox News star Jesse Watters had mixed her up with the Good Morning America anchor, saying King's interview with R. In August 1994, the two married with a then-15-year-old Aaliyah listed as 18 on the marriage certificate.

Charlotte Russe closing all stores nationwide, including three in Sacramento area
Charlotte Russe , the mall-based retailer selling clothes for young women, is closing all its stores, including two in the Valley. Payless ShoeSource was able to emerge from bankruptcy, but recently announced it would still close all US stores.

Captain Marvel Makes Over $20.7M In Thursday Previews
Overall, though, Captain Marvel is worthwhile for younger viewers - both girls and boys - because she's a great role model. The Captain Marvel end credits show the moment she appears in the Avengers lab. "I don't know how it's any different".

I was clueless about Captain Marvel, but now I love her
What is interesting is that Captain Marvel seems to appear out of thin air, possibly suggesting she now has teleportation powers. The movie's attempt to trigger nostalgia through pop culture is only outmatched by "Ready Player One ".