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House Set To Vote On Overturning Trump’s Emergency Order

House Set To Vote On Overturning Trump’s Emergency Order

In a move that should surprise no one, the Democrats are moving the House to take up a vote to overturn Trump’s emergency order, a move that will for sure be met by the first presidential veto by Trump.

This is in addition to the multiple lawsuits they and the states, controlled by liberals, have tried to file already.

This is more a move of protest then one that has any chance of actually succeeding, by using his veto, Trump is forcing a 2/3rds majority to overturn his veto, something the House does not have a enough votes for.

What we really have is a move by the left to show their constituents that they are trying to do something, but in reality all they are doing is nothing, they are protesting, for they know that the Senate will never support their overturning of a veto.

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In the end there is little Congress can do about a pemergency orderthey can try to stop it proceedurely, congress has tried to put stop gaps in like the National Emergencies Act of 1976.

It requires not only that the president formally declare a national emergency but also that he or she cite the specific statutory authority the president sought to use. An eemergency order would lapse after one year unless formally renewed by the president.

There is also a means for lawmakers to do away with a emergency order decree.

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Stephen Vladeck, who teaches at the University of Texas, Austin School of Law stated:

“The way that Congress set it up was that Congress could basically terminate any emergency order the president declared through a concurrent resolution — simply through majority votes of both houses, without the president’s approval.”

That veto-free arrangement, though, did not pass constitutional muster when it went before the Supreme Court in 1983.Stephen Vladeck, who teaches at the University of Texas, Austin School of Law.

This then forces both the House and the Senate to have a 66% vote to override any presidential veto. This is a huge problem when you have a split in control of both houses, while Congress does not have the votes needed for a two-thirds override, the Senate for sure will not even allow such a measure to get past the first vote.

This is nothing but a protest vote, means nothing; we saw the same thing under Obama. The opposition has to show they stand against this emergency order, the vote will show that, but the vote has no power when you can’t get it to be passed by both houses and have enough votes to override a veto.

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Timothy Benton

Author has studied Middle East History for the last 35 years, am a lifetime student of history. Has an interest in sports, tech, history and political events. Works as a Republican political commentator who looks at events from a conservative's perspective.

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