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  • S.J. Res. 54 Veto Message (Pres. Trump refuses to end National Emergency status re the border)

    10/16/2019 11:34:23 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | 10/16/19 | President Donald Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 54, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, regarding the ongoing crisis on our southern border. I am doing so for the same reasons I returned an identical resolution, H.J. Res. 46, to the House of Representatives without my approval on March 15, 2019. Proclamation 9844 has helped the Federal Government address the national emergency on our southern border. It has empowered my Administration’s Government-wide strategy to...
  • Sen. Mike Lee’s Green Card Giveaway for Big Tech Blocked in Senate, for Now

    09/20/2019 12:25:16 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    [...] On Thursday, as Lee attempted to push through his and Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) S. 386 — legislation that would allow Indian nationals to effectively monopolize the U.S. green card system for at least ten years — Perdue blocked a vote because he is concerned about the impact the plan will have on rural healthcare industries. “I support this bill … we have some language that needs to be clarified,” Perdue said. “And I still have some concerns about the impact this legislation would have on some specific industries in my state and in the country.” Lee said he...
  • North Carolina Dems accuse Republicans of deception in vote to override governor’s budget veto

    09/12/2019 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    WTKR ^ | 9/11/19
    **SNIP** When the vote to overturn Cooper’s veto was brought up Wednesday morning, Democratic state Reps. Deb Butler and Mary Belk - some of the few Democrats on the House floor - voiced objection. Butler accused Republicans of “trickery” and hijacking the democratic process. “This is a travesty of the process and you know it,” Rep. Deb Butler said as the voting got underway. She shouted several times, “We will not yield.” “Our leadership is not present. This is improper,” Butler said, adding later, “There’s no one here, because we have been deceived.”
  • Shaping the Presidency Part IV

    08/15/2019 1:26:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | August 15th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: June 4th. Benjamin Franklin - “The first man at the helm will be a good one. The road to the Framers’ Electoral College was . . . arduous. At the open of today’s business, again in the committee-of-the-whole, one man would hold the executive office, be elected by the House of Representatives, and would remain in office for one seven-year term. His duty was to execute the law and the executive powers granted to Congress in the Articles of Confederation. One and all knew perfectly well who was to be the first good man in the executive office. We...
  • House Passes Equality Act

    05/17/2019 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    The House voted 236-173 Friday to pass Democrats’ Equality Act, pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This is not about tolerance,” Pelosi said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.” “We won the fight in the House today, and we will continue until we see these protections become law,” House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., tweeted moments after the bill passed. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Senate due to its Republican majority, adds sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics—race, color, religion, sex, or...
  • Rep. Pallone: ‘We’re Not Going to Withdraw from the Paris Agreement’

    03/30/2019 6:42:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 3/29/2019 | Dimitri Simes
    On March 27, House Democrats introduced H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which would forbid using federal funds “to take any actions to advance the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement” and would mandate President Donald Trump to submit a plan for meeting U.S. commitments under the U.N.-brokered accord. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, declared, “We’re not going to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.” Speaking at Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday alongside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Pallone argued that President Trump’s 2017 announcement that the United States...
  • Pelosi Calls For ‘Override’ After Trump Vetos Congressional Vote To End Emergency

    03/17/2019 2:16:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/16/19 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – One day after President Trump issued his first veto, Democrats vowed to override it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in San Francisco Saturday talking with members of the women’s organization, The Wing. Speaker Pelosi told KPIX 5 she’s going call for an override vote on March 26, even if they don’t have the supermajority needed to overturn the veto. She said it’s a matter of putting everyone on record.
  • Pelosi Triggered as Trump Issues First Veto Over National Emergency

    03/17/2019 10:14:39 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 24 replies
    NN ^ | 03-16-19 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump signed his first veto Friday as he took action to block moves designed to sabotage his national emergency declaration on border security.As promised, President Trump saved his declaration against a resolution passed by the House and Senate to end the emergency at the US Southern Border.The move against the emergency was intended to halt construction of the long-promised border wall and twelve Senate Republicans sided with Democrats on the issue.
  • Barr defends POTUS' veto of bill blocking his emergency border declaration - 'authorized, precedent'

    03/16/2019 9:18:29 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies | 3/16/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Lawmakers who voted last week to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border will have a tough legal hurdle to overcome after a Friday statement by Attorney General William Barr. Following Congress’ rejection of the president’s declaration, POTUS issued his first veto on Friday, claiming authority under the law to make the designation. “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it,” the president said. Barr, who has a stellar reputation among members of both parties, issued a strong statement in...
  • The Latest: Pelosi says Trump defying Constitution with veto

    03/15/2019 2:51:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2019 | The Associated Press
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's veto of legislation blocking the national emergency he's declared at the Mexican border shows he's defying "the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people." The California Democrat says the House will vote March 26 on overriding Trump's veto. The chamber seems certain to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. That means his emergency declaration would survive, but it still faces several legal challenges....
  • Trump was right to veto resolution blocking his national emergency declaration

    03/15/2019 8:00:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2019 | Gov. Jan Brewer
    President Trump’s veto Friday of a resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border showed that he understands he wasn’t elected to appease career politicians in the Senate. He was elected, in part, to secure the southern border and protect American lives. Despite 12 Republican defections in Thursday’s vote to overturn his declaration of a national emergency, the president is standing firm on his promise to build a wall and secure the border.
  • Schumer: ‘I Pray That This Moment Is One of Those Times When Members Chose Country Over Party’

    03/15/2019 5:44:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 15, 2019 | CNSNews Staff
    ( - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y) said on the Senate floor on Thursday that he was praying that Republican members of the Senate would “choose country over party” and vote to overrule President Donald Trump’s declaration that there is a national emergency at the southern border. “I hope and I pray that this moment is one of those times when Members choose country over party and when Members rise above politics for the sake of fidelity to our constitutional principles and to this great United States of America,” Schumer said. “In conclusion, on this issue, this is not...
  • READ: Trump’s official veto message to Congress

    03/15/2019 3:09:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    KTVQ ^ | March 15, 2019
    President Donald Trump issued his first veto of his administration Friday. Below is the text of the message he sent to Congress: To the House of Representatives: I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 46, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared regarding the crisis on our southern border in Proclamation 9844 on February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act. As demonstrated by recent statistics published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and explained in testimony given by the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 6, 2019, before the House Committee...
  • BREAKING: President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration

    03/15/2019 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon against a resolution passed by the House and Senate to end the national emergency declaration on border security. Twelve Senate Republicans sided with Democrats on the issue.“Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it," Trump said from the Oval Office.“People hate the word invasion, but that’s what it is," Trump continued, calling the resolution "dangerous" and "reckless." "Today I am vetoing this resolution," Pres. Trump says. "Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution,...

    03/14/2019 10:14:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 23/14/19 | Mark Levin
    Watch what happens when CNN and John King edit and take Mark’s constitutionally sound argument about the National Emergencies Act and separation of powers out of context. Here's tonight's FREE show!
  • BREAKING: Senate rejects border declaration 59-41

    03/14/2019 11:55:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 379 replies
    twitter ^ | 03/14/2019 | Frank Thorp V
    Senate PASSES resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration at the border, 59-41, sending it to Trump's desk for him to veto (as he has threatened to do). 12 GOP YES VOTES: Alexander Blunt Collins Lee Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Romney Rubio Toomey Wicker
  • Senate has votes to formally disapprove of Trump emergency declaration, Tammy Duckworth says

    02/17/2019 9:39:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 17, 2019 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, on Sunday said she believes there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s recent emergency declaration the White House says will allow him to tap unspent money to construct a border wall. “I think we do,” Ms. Duckworth said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Now, whether we have enough for an override and veto, that’s a different story.” “But frankly, I think there’s enough people in the Senate who are concerned that what he’s doing is robbing from the military and the [Defense Department] to go build this wall,”...
  • White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

    02/17/2019 8:16:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 17, 2019 | Zeke Miller
    A top adviser to President Donald Trump indicated Sunday that Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove of his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox News Sunday” that “the president is going to protect his national emergency declaration.” Asked if that meant Trump was ready to veto, Miller added, “He’s going to protect his national emergency declaration, guaranteed.” Trump declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall. It would allow him to...
  • VETO The Spending Bill President Trump!

    02/14/2019 7:12:15 PM PST · by OneVike · 61 replies
    My Head ^ | 2/14/19 | OneVike
    By the time many read this the bill before Trump to fund the government will have either been signed or vetoes. I say VETO the spending bill President Trump. We either get the wall from a proper congressional spending bill or he should shut down the government. Besides, why allow Congress to spend $4 trillion for 1 year. That is reason enough to veto the bill. Consider the thought of $24 trillion spent by 2024 if Trump gets re-elected in 2020. Hell, at this rate the next President will spend over $10 trillion a year, then by 2034, they will...
  • Sen Grassley: Pray the President has the wisdom to sign the bill

    02/14/2019 10:25:08 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    CSPAN via twitter ^ | 02/14/2019 | CSPAN Following the invocation this morning, Senator Grassley said into the microphone: "Let's all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn't shut down."