Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that his colleagues in the Senate will follow House Democrats’ lead and move to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border.
In a statement, Schumer said, “This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators — Democrats and Republicans — to support this resolution to terminate the president’s emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.”
“The House resolution is expected to pass easily, with Democrats in control. But it’s unclear whether the resolution will pass the Senate. Several Republican senators have voiced concern about Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine became the first Republican Senator Wednesday to say she would support a resolution disapproving of the emergency declaration. The Senate version of the resolution could place further pressure on Senate Republicans to decide whether to break with the president on his national emergency declaration.”
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ouse Democrats are looking to eliminate the term “so help you God” from an oath administered to witnesses in front of a key committee, according to a new rules package draft obtained by Fox News.
The House Committee on Natural Resources would ask witnesses to recite only, “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
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Fox News reports:
The rules proposal places the words “so help you God” in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut. The words “under penalty of law” are in red text, indicating that Democrats propose to add that phrasing to the oath.
The draft rules also remove the phrase “his or her” throughout the document, changing those two pronouns to “their.” The rules additionally modify all references to the committee’s “Chairman” to instead refer only to the committee’s “Chair.”
Other rules changes relate to expanding the committee’s authority over natural gas in Alaska and fossil-fuel resources.
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