Legal norms will prevent the president from “attacking critical funds” without special authorization from Congress.
United States- Senate Democrats came up with legislation Monday to prevent President Trump use Military expenditure And provide help in the following situations disaster in order to Build the boundary wall The situation in the United States and Mexico, just in case you declare a national emergency.
This legislation Would prevent Trump from using Capital funds From Civil engineering By the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Military construction “Building a separation wall, expropriating land or any other related activities on the southern border without the authorization of a special law of Congress” If he declares a national emergency.
Senator Tom Udall (DN.M.) said, Emergency declaration The court will question the establishment of a border wall between the United States and Mexico. “Congress should not wait for the court to take action.”
Senator Martin Heinrich (DN.M.) added that if Trump declares a national emergency, the bill “will prevent funds for critical military construction and disaster response” from being used to build the wall.
Democrats estimate that approximately Receive 35 billion U.S. dollars from the financing cycle of fiscal year 2018 They are “vulnerable to attack” and must be reused for border wall construction, including funds for disaster relief projects and military construction.
More than a dozen Democrats, including Udall and Heinrich, promulgated the “Law to Suppress the Emergency Redistribution of Illegal Acts.” Supporters of the RAIDER bill include Senators Kamala Harris (D. Calif.) and Corey Booker (DN.J.), who are running for the party’s nomination in 2020.
Despite the refusal of Congress, Trump still retains the option of declaring a national emergency to establish a wall. Last week, he hinted that he might change hands during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, telling reporters to “listen carefully.”