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senate Bill S. Joint Res. 54

Should Congress Terminate the Border Security Emergency Declared by President Trump?

Argument in favor

President Donald Trump usurped congressional authority by arbitrarily declaring a national emergency in an effort to fund construction of his border wall. Congress ought to exercise its constitutional power as a coequal branch of government by terminating the emergency declaration.

jimK's Opinion
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09/25/2019
If there were any deportations of the drug lords, cartel enforcers, human traffickers or crazed gang members that was THE JUSTIFICATION for declaring a border emergency and the WALL, I would say OK. There were none. All I have seen is the mass deportation of people who have lived here peacefully for years, worked hard to support their families, paid their federal taxes, supported our military and behaved as good citizen's. So the "border crisis" is bullshit. I wonder how many rich folk, how many white supremacists, how many Congressman- dutifully pay their fair share of federal taxes? As far as the massive influx of immigrants, this was a manufactured crisis due to our stopping humanitarian aid to South American countries whose food chain has been ravaged by climate change as well as those wanting to get here before the promised more stringent barriers are fully imposed. trump manufactured this ‘crisis’ based on race based hate to have a rallying point for those who are easily swayed by slogans, chants and innuendo.
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Mark's Opinion
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09/25/2019
No emergency exist other than the situation created by the #45 regime.
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Robert 's Opinion
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09/25/2019
Brian said it succinctly. There's no emergency. Trump shifted funds from the military to his wall. Other pressing issues suffer from this egomaniac's focus on his personal agenda.
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Argument opposed

For better or worse, Congress gave the president the power to declare emergencies and use certain defense funds to address them. This bill is nothing more than an attempt by Democrats to score political points, as they know they won’t have the votes to override President Trump’s veto.

Robert's Opinion
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09/25/2019
Congress has been unwilling to protect the United States by reforming immigration. The president has been stopped at every turn by a congress that wants open borders and wants the tax payer to pay for illegal immigration and support the Democrat party. Pass a bill that is a true immigration policy. Protect the borders and citizens of the United States.
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Gregory's Opinion
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09/25/2019
The establishment government officials in both parties are now working against the american people. Remember this when it comes time to vote and who is looking out for you and your family
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Raymond 's Opinion
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09/25/2019
Just more PROOF, that Democrats respect and love Illegal immigrants more than their constituents. They are GRAND STANDING for POLITICAL PURPOSES only. Fix the LAWS and the PROBLEM goes away. Geez how simple would this be!!!!But no. The Democrats want to have a bigger voter base with illegal immigrants voting in elections that have NO ID REQUIREMENTS. Go figure.
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joint resolution Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed September 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 236 Yea / 174 Nay
  • The senate Passed September 25th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 54 Yea / 41 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedSeptember 10th, 2019

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joint resolution Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed September 27th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 236 Yea / 174 Nay
  • The senate Passed September 25th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 54 Yea / 41 Nay
      senate Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedSeptember 10th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • Veto
    Veto Message considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S5869, S5874-5875)
  • Veto
    Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 36. Record Vote Number: 325.
  • Veto
    Veto Message considered in Senate.
  • Veto
    Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk. (text: CR S5852)
  • Veto
    Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
  • President
    Vetoed by President.
  • Floor
    Presented to President.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 174 (Roll no. 553). (text: CR H8061)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 591. (consideration: CR H8061-8071)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 174 (Roll no. 553).
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S.J. Res. 54.
  • Floor
    Rule provides for consideration of S.J. Res. 54 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to commit allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 591.
  • Floor
    Rule H. Res. 591 passed House.
  • Floor
    Held at the desk.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 591 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S.J. Res. 54 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
  • Floor
    Received in the House.
  • Floor
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • Floor
    Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 41. Record Vote Number: 302.
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • Discharge
    Senate Committee on Armed Services discharged by Unanimous Consent.
  • Floor
    Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 41. Record Vote Number: 302. (text: 09/26/2019 CR S5759)
  • Floor
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5674-5677, S5680-5681)
  • IntroReferral
    Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
    If there were any deportations of the drug lords, cartel enforcers, human traffickers or crazed gang members that was THE JUSTIFICATION for declaring a border emergency and the WALL, I would say OK. There were none. All I have seen is the mass deportation of people who have lived here peacefully for years, worked hard to support their families, paid their federal taxes, supported our military and behaved as good citizen's. So the "border crisis" is bullshit. I wonder how many rich folk, how many white supremacists, how many Congressman- dutifully pay their fair share of federal taxes? As far as the massive influx of immigrants, this was a manufactured crisis due to our stopping humanitarian aid to South American countries whose food chain has been ravaged by climate change as well as those wanting to get here before the promised more stringent barriers are fully imposed. trump manufactured this ‘crisis’ based on race based hate to have a rallying point for those who are easily swayed by slogans, chants and innuendo.
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    Congress has been unwilling to protect the United States by reforming immigration. The president has been stopped at every turn by a congress that wants open borders and wants the tax payer to pay for illegal immigration and support the Democrat party. Pass a bill that is a true immigration policy. Protect the borders and citizens of the United States.
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    No emergency exist other than the situation created by the #45 regime.
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    Brian said it succinctly. There's no emergency. Trump shifted funds from the military to his wall. Other pressing issues suffer from this egomaniac's focus on his personal agenda.
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    One of the biggest hoaxes perpetrated on working Americans. No one is coming from other countries to take your middle- and lower-class jobs - the real enemy is here already: the corporate dictatorship of our government and economy!
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    There is no emergency, it's been a long time and nothing has been solved, and Trump just used this so he can grab money from the military. It was a false emergency while real threats such as opioids, poverty, healthcare inequality, and climate change threaten the fabric of our nation. Stop the power grab.
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    It’s not an emergency. No one is invading. We are not under attack. See it for what it is, a refugee crisis.
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    They should undo every act he's authorized. He's a useless, reckless president who never should've been elected in the first place. He's caused so many problems in this country and abroad. Impeachment is too good for him, he needs to be imprisoned.
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    The national emergency should be terminated. This is a terrible use of our country’s money. Please vote to cancel this “emergency.” Thank you.
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    The establishment government officials in both parties are now working against the american people. Remember this when it comes time to vote and who is looking out for you and your family
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    Just more PROOF, that Democrats respect and love Illegal immigrants more than their constituents. They are GRAND STANDING for POLITICAL PURPOSES only. Fix the LAWS and the PROBLEM goes away. Geez how simple would this be!!!!But no. The Democrats want to have a bigger voter base with illegal immigrants voting in elections that have NO ID REQUIREMENTS. Go figure.
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    Another “Trumped-Up” fake emergency
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    Terminate the national emergency declaration by trump - it’s phony!
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    Given that there is no emergency and the president is merely exploiting a loophole to fund his personal agenda? Yes, please.
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    The only emergency has been created by this president. The emergency is taking care of those that this president has incarcerated for trying to better their living conditions. An effort really needs to be made on uniting the parents and the children.
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    This President is out of control. He moved money from the military budget to go around congress and the American people to build a wall that isn’t being built. Then makes tells the people he is making great progress on the wall, when he only thing that’s been done is replacing some parts that are already there. By using military money he is endangering our national security and costing jobs for people who should be working on projects he cancelled to use money on wall.
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    For better or worse, Congress gave the president the power to declare emergencies and use certain defense funds to address them. This bill is nothing more than an attempt by Democrats to score political points, as they know they won’t have the votes to override President Trump’s veto. First we need border walls to keep our illegals that drain our schools, housing, social benefits, & resources! Second we don’t need illegals suing & murdering people who actually have a right to be in this country! There has been way to much of the illegals have more rights than citizens going on! Citizens have the rights everyone else needs to be send back where they came from we have room for patient legal immigration that wait three years paying lawyers fees! Build the wall taller, thicker, deeper & with more censors, drones, lights!
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    The President is using fear as a factor to motivate his voters. He says that there is a crisis at the border, and that wall construction is underway, when really the wall has not had significant construction yet. The President is exaggerating and lying to the public about an important issue, and that’s why his “crisis” should be ended.
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    This border wall won’t fix illegal migrations. tRump said Mexico would pay for it and he only said it to excite his base. He’s liar and can’t be trusted...
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    Give it your best try Democrats, your stupidity will only drive more voters to President Trump and ensure a landslide victory for #KeepAmericaGreat 2020
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