BREAKING: House Votes to Revoke Trump's National Emergency Declaration

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House has just voted to revoke President Donald Trump’s February 15th National Emergency Declaration regarding the border with Mexico.


The vote was 245-182, with thirteen Republicans joining a unanimous block of Democrats to pass the resolution. The measure now goes to the Republican-controlled Senate. If it passes the Senate, it would then head to the White House.

Unsurprisingly, Trump is expected to veto the resolution if it makes it that far. Prior to the vote, the White House issued a statement stating that “The Administration strongly opposes H.J. Res. 46” and that if it “were presented to the President in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he veto it.”

The Republicans who voted for the resolution include Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Will Hurd (R-TX), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Francis Rooney (R-FL), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Greg Walden (R-OR).

Stefanik posted a three-tweet thread noting that she was a “Constitutional conservative” who had “consistently criticized President Obama’s executive overreach,” and vowed that “No matter the party, I will stand up against executive action that circumvents Congress.”


Massie similarly noted his past criticism of Obama’s executive actions, and tweeted that while he supported building the wall, “but it’s not an emergency when Congress doesn’t spend money how the President wants.”


Amash, as Chairman of the House Liberty Caucus, has been a vocal critic of Trump’s national emergency declaration, and his vote today was no surprise. In an interview with ABC News, Amash said “there are a lot of fair arguments” for increasing funding for the border wall, but it “has to go through Congress.”


Hurd, whose Texas district encompasses hundreds of miles of the very border at issue, also voted for the resolution, noting his objections to the funding being taken from military projects in Texas and his problems with the executive overreach.

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