President to Sign Legislation, Declare National Emergency

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

President Trump is expected to sign a bipartisan spending bill and declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress in effort to fund his border wall. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he would support the move, even though he has been outspoken in opposition to an emergency declaration. The new legislation provides only a fraction of the $5.7 billion Trump has sought for his border wall.


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