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the president's power grab fundamentally violates the balance of power envisioned by our founders house speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing to push a resolution to block president trump's emergency declaration to fund the wall at the border with Mexico to defend our democracy the house will pass congressman Castro's privileged resolution to terminate the emergency declaration I'm going to be signing a trump declared a national emergency on February fifteenth to avert another government shutdown and fund the wall after Congress denied him the five point seven billion he needed to build that White House officials say they have found nearly seven billion in funding that can be re directed to the wall while the vote to block trumps emergency order is expected to easily pass the Democrat controlled house on Tuesday Democrats would need at least for Republicans to flip on the Senate side assuming all the Democrats there and at least two independence back it some Republicans have said utilizing a national emergency declaration when Congress says no sets a bad precedent and poses a danger when the shoe is on the other foot under democratic president I don't think that the emergency declaration law was written to deal with things that the president asked the Congress to do and then the Congress didn't do it's never been used that way Republican Susan Collins has reportedly said she will vote for a resolution to block trumps emergency declaration trump issued a warning to Republican senators in a tweet Monday I hope our great Republican senators don't get led down the path of weak and ineffective border security don't fall into the Democrats trap of open borders in crime but even if Democrats managed to get the votes needed to block trump's declaration trump vows to use his veto power and Congress would need to muster two thirds of lawmakers to override a veto