Xxbellaxx, even if they did that the government could still acquire the land, although at some expense, in order to carry out what they need to do.
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Trump is set to declare national emergency to get border wall funding, as he also prepares to sign spending bill and avoid a shutdown. President Donald Trump will sign a funding bill that will provide some money for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border and then declare a national emergency to get funding for a wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. Ref. USAToday.
Isn't he getting close to 2 billion to at least get it started rather than taking the country down the path of 'national emergency'.
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Well its official, he has declared the emergency to ensure his wall is fully built. Now comes all the bickering over it from all sides of government.
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16 states file lawsuit to stop
Trump's national emergency declaration
Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
The group of states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
"We're going to try to halt the President from violating the Constitution, the separation of powers, from stealing money from Americans and states that has been allocated by Congress, lawfully," Becerra told CNN's Kate Bolduan Monday. The attorneys general from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia joined California in the lawsuit. Ref. CNN.
Senate passes resolution overturning Donald Trump’s border wall emergency in a rebuke to president. A dozen Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to back a resolution to rescind the national emergency President Donald Trump declared in February to free up more than $6 billion for his border wall. Trump said he will use his veto power for the first time to block the resolution, but the vote marked a stunning political rebuke for the president from members of his own party on his signature domestic policy issue. Ref. USAToday.
Maybe there is still hope for government and that there are sensible people still leading this country.
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