Unsatisfied with the funding in a bill passed by Congress, President Trump took executive action to try to secure about $6.5 billion more for border barriers.
The action tests the limits of presidential power and is certain to lead to legal and political battles.
The House speaker noted that if the GOP backs the president on an emergency declaration, a future Democratic president could declare an emergency on gun violence.
Only a few pages of the legislation deals with the border wall that President Trump demanded. Here’s the rest of the story.
President Trump said that he has to see the final deal before deciding whether he can support it, but he reiterated his insistence that the border wall will get built regardless of Congress’s actions.
House Republicans, who had called for harsh punishment for Omar, forced a vote late Wednesday on a more generic measure condemning anti-Semitism. It passed 424-0.
In a private conversation with donors this month, McCarthy singled out the House Freedom Caucus and its push to roll back protections for people with preexisting conditions.
The freshman congresswoman had suggested Israel’s American allies were motivated by money.
The top House Republican compared the comments from the two Muslim women to the firestorm over the racially charged remarks of GOP Rep. Steve King.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), who has cast himself as a moderate on immigration policy, made at a $25-per-ticket event in his Denver-area district.