Nancy Pelosi Says She Won't Bail Out Republicans On Emergency Disapproval Vote

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

Republican Senator Mike Lee, who had been shopping a second bill that would keep the emergency declaration in effect temporarily, said on Wednesday the White House had said Trump would not support his proposal, so he would be voting on Thursday to end the emergency declaration. Another senior administration official said Pence heard the senators out and would take their arguments back to Trump.

"It's over", one GOP senator told CNN of efforts to find a compromise to give senators concerned about the declaration an off-ramp. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who advises GOP leaders.

Lee said in a statement that he will now back the resolution canceling the border emergency because his own bill now lacks "an immediate path forward".

The week after Cohen's testimony, House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee did exactly what the vast majority of voters said they should do: They issued document requests to more than 80 people and entities in support of their investigation into Trump.

"For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch".

"They are looking for an opportunity to look like they're independent, but they're not addressing this issue right now of the President's emergency", said Brown.

Four have said they would vote no: Sens. Tillis and Collins face potentially competitive re-election fights in 2020.

"I'd be really surprised on an outright vote that there would be votes to defeat [the disapproval resolution], but I think it might change a number of votes", said Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate. The official was not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump told reporters that he has advised GOP senators to "vote any way you want" on the resolution blocking his emergency declaration - but he added a warning. Framing Thursday's vote that way seemed to be a message all but aimed directly at undecided GOP senators facing re-election races next year, of whom there are several.

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Even so, there was little doubt among GOP senators about what would happen in the showdown vote.

There is has been recent chatter that there could be enough Senate Republican opposition to nix the measure, which was passed as part of a Trump strategy to fund his long-promised border wall.

"Are we going to say, anytime a president can't get his way with Congress, he can declare an emergency and Congress will meekly shrug its shoulders?"

They come just months after the midterm elections shattered the President's reliably Republican-led Congress and ushered in a new Democratic majority in the House dead set on investigating every corner of the Trump administration.

Barring a last-minute deal on some other face-saving measure, up to a dozen Republicans could join all Senate Democrats in voting to send the disapproval resolution to Trump's desk, setting up the first veto of his presidency.

Congress does not have the votes to override Trump's veto. There are also court challenges asserting Congress, not the president, decides how taxpayer money is spent.

That 30-day approval window would apply after Trump's current border declaration expires in one year, meaning it could remain in place for at least one year without congressional approval.

Portman spokeswoman Emily Benavides said her boss backs the bill because he "supports narrowing the scope of the National Emergencies Act so that Congress will have more control over these decisions in the future".

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