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Tester says national emergency is an attack on the legislative branch


Last updated 2/27/2019 at 11:38am

Jon Tester

In a telephone press conference from Washington, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, said he plans to vote against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration once it reaches the Senate.

Trump declared a national emergency Feb. 15 to fund building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, accessing billions of dollars to use for the wall.

Congress previously refused to give him money to build a wall, which led to the longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history.

Trump's emergency declaration has transformed a policy dispute into a confrontational...

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