House Democrats push ahead with bid to terminate Trump’s emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — House Democrats planned to push ahead Friday with a measure that seeks to terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration that he issued last week in order to circumvent Congress and build his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, was set to file a joint resolution in the House that would repeal the president’s declaration. The measure was to be filed during the chamber’s pro forma session, since lawmakers are on recess and don’t return to Washington until Monday. 

As of Wednesday, more than 90 House Democrats had signed onto the legislation as official co-sponsors.

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Good news for supporters of Senator Sanders. Over the last two months or so, only Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have won this biweekly poll. It will be interesting if any dropoff will occur after the recency of his announcement fades.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Platform

$15 Minimum Wage (a living wage)

Medicare for All (universal health care)

Green New Deal (climate action)

Ban Private Prisons, End Cash Bail (criminal justice reform)

Tuition-Free Public College (universal education)

Universal Background Checks & Assault Weapons Ban (Gun Reform)

Improve Infrastructure

Oppose Military Industrial Complex (no more endless, unnecessary wars)

Legalize Marijuana

Affordable Housing

Break Up Big Banks

Election Day a National Holiday

Save Unions

Expand Social Security

Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Guaranteed family leave

DREAM Act for immigrants

Publically-Funded Elections

Tax the rich

Gender Pay Equity

LGBTQ Equality

The next time an anchor, pundit, or journalist tries to “both sides” the shut down, remember that the House has passed three bills to reopen the government, but Mitch McConnell will not bring the bills to the Senate.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Torches Trump For Shutdown In First House Floor Speech

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) used her inaugural speech on the House floor to condemn President Donald Trump over the ongoing partial government shutdown.

The freshman congresswoman said Wednesday the shutdown was not really about Trump’s demands for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border or “the well-being of everyday Americans.” Instead, she said, it was “about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms.” 🔥

Read more about her speech here.