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Senate Democrats try to stop Trump from using defense spending to build the wall

June 17, 2019

    House Democrats had mixed results in trying to sue Donald Trump to stop him from using defense funds to build the border wall but then a Federal Judge ruled the House did not have legal standing to sue the President over this. So now the Democrats are looking at “Plan B”:  Senate Democrats are trying the old fashioned way of actually trying to pass legislation. Here is more:

Senate Democrats are trying to prevent President Trump from being able to redirect Defense Department funding to construction of his border wall.

Democrats filed an amendment, spearheaded by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit Trump from using national defense funds authorized by the mammoth policy bill toward the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The amendment would also prohibit Trump from using national defense funds authorized between fiscal years 2015 and 2019 as part of the NDAA, an annual measure that outlines broad policy and spending guidelines for the Pentagon.

  At least the Democrats are trying to do something legislatively for a change but I believe the whole NDAA should be thrown out anyway. Of course that is not going to happen however because both sides love to have the power so it will he a case of who blinks first.

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