The US House of Representatives is to introduce a resolution to block the national emergency declaration issued by President Donald Trump to raise funds for a Mexican border wall.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is throwing her weight behind the legislative effort, urging House colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this first formal step to counter Trump and squeeze Republicans on the border wall.
Democrats will introduce the resolution of disapproval on Friday after Trump’s declaration was published in the Federal Register this week.
“I write to invite all Members of Congress to cosponsor Congressman Joaquin Castro’s privileged resolution to terminate this emergency declaration,” Pelosi wrote in a letter sent to both Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday night.
She noted that the House will “move swiftly to pass this bill.” “The President’s decision to go outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the…