BREAKING: Trump to sign State of National Emergency to fund wall. (..via use of Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) of 1917 !!) RED ALERT!!
Per Mitch McConnell: National Emergency DECLARATION INCOMING!!! Tomorrow is Feb 15th!
Lawmakers submit bipartisan bill to avoid second shutdown
By Darryl Coote
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Lawmakers introduced a bipartisan spending and security bill late Wednesday night to prevent a second government shutdown.
With government funding to run out Friday looming, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, filed the 1,159-page bill that will keep money in federal coffers until the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, the Washington Post reported. ...
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump plans to sign a bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open, but will declare a national emergency over border security, the White House said Thursday.
The announcement came minutes after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told his fellow senators of the president's plan......
"President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action -- including a national emergency -- to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
The Senate and House are expected to vote on the spending bill Thursday afternoon and evening before sending it to Trump's desk for a final signature.
"I've just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump, and he would, I would say to all my colleagues, has indicated that he's prepared to sign the bill," McConnell said on the Senate floor. "He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. And I've indicated to him that I'm going to prepare -- I'm going to support the national emergency declaration. So for all of my colleagues, the president will sign the bill. We'll be voting on it shortly."
For weeks, Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency so that he can spend money to build a wall or barrier along the southern border without congressional approval. The president sought $5.7 billion in the spending bill to build parts of the wall, but an impasse over that funding shut down the government for 35 days starting in December.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said if Trump declares a national emergency, she'd consider filing a legal challenge.....
Sanders told reporters the White House is "very prepared" for legal challenges but that she doesn't think there should be any. She said there will more details about the national emergency announced later Thursday.
The new bipartisan bill -- which must be passed by Friday in order to avert another shutdown -- includes $1.38 billion for physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, about one-fifth the amount Trump requested. Democrats have repeatedly said they won't allocate that much, and projections estimate the final tally on a full border wall could cost $25 billion.
Trump's aides indicated earlier this week that he's likely to sign the new spending bill even without the the $5.7 billion he sought.
"We cannot repeat the disastrous government shutdown, so it is incumbent on Congress to come together to responsibly fund our government. This legislation represents a bipartisan compromise and will keep our government open while funding key priorities," Lowey said.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday afternoon. Then it goes to the House for a vote Thursday evening, then to Trump for signing.
"If some choose not to sign it, that's their prerogative," Lowey said.
The $1.38 billion is allocated for the construction of about 55 miles of a physical barrier along the southern border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, according to a summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
The Department of Homeland Security will receive $49.4 billion in discretionary funding, $2 billion more than Trump requested and, along with the 55-mile barrier, includes $100 million for "new border security technology," $113 million for "additional air and marine assets," and $77 million for "opioid equipment and staffing for use at international mail and express consignment facilities," the summary said.
It does not include funding for new Border Patrol agents.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he thinks Trump will sign off on it.
"My impression is he's likely to sign it but then to issue some sort of executive order to supplement those funds with other funds that Congress has already authorized him to tap," he said.
The bill would also prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from preventing "a member of Congress from entering any facility that is used to detain or otherwise house children," the summary said.
A pair of Democratic senators were denied access last summer to migrant processing facilities.
Concerning the treatment of migrant and asylum-seeking families who enter America, a second, longer explanatory summary of the bill says it directs Homeland Security to ensure "that separated family units are reunited and transferred together" before either being deported or transferred to an immigration center.
It also prohibits Homeland Security from placing pregnant women in restraints and provides oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement of detainees.
Let's do the math:
$49 Billion IN DISCRETIONARY SPENDING to Dept of Home Land Security, $2Billion more than Trump asked for, plus $1.38Billion for the Wall, comes to $3.38 Billion available for THE WALL, which is just $1.68Billion short of the $5Billion Trump requested. Then Trump Declares a State of Emergency to get the remaining $1.68 Billion from Discretionary Spending for Homeland Security, and job is done, funding is done. If Pelosi challenges this legally, it will only be for $1.68 Billion out of the $49Billion already approved as "DISCRETIONARY SPENDING". Her case won't have a leg to stand on.
So Trump has his money for the wall, and the rest is smoke and mirrors to keep the brain washed demoncrap base happy, giving the illusion that they didn't fund the wall, when in fact they did give Trump the money for the WALL! (The Devil is always in the Details!)
Also remember this:
Texas Lawmakers Propose State Wall Funding of 2.5 Billion to Close off their borders!
Two Texas statehouse members will soon introduce legislation funding President Donald Trump’s planned border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico — specifically the Texas border — Breitbart News has learned.
State Reps. Kyle Biedermann and Briscoe Cain intend to introduce legislation soon that would fund $2.5 billion of wall construction along the Texas border with Mexico, appropriating it from the economic stabilization fund for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2019. The funds would be used, Biedermann tells Breitbart News, “to design, test, construct, and install physical barriers, roads, and technology along the international land border between the State of Texas and Mexico to prevent illegal crossings in all areas.”
Preference for the contracts and awarding of bids, Biedermann added, “for all phases of construction” would be given to Texans and Texas-owned entities.
That's a lot of WALL:
WE'VE GOT OUR WALL!!!!