Congressional leaders are turning their sights to national security as they mull several proposals tackling the Department of Homeland Security, the Syrian withdrawal, and the government shutdown. One America’s Ethan Viveiros takes a look at what’s on the docket for this week in Congress.
A new report finds freshman democrat lawmakers don’t support the idea of impeaching President Trump.
President Trump is disappointed with news outlets after Special Counsel Robert Mueller debunks the BuzzFeed story about him allegedly directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. On Twitter Saturday, the president said “many people are saying that the mainstream media will have a very hard time restoring credibility, because of the way they have treated me over the past three years, including the election lead-up, as highlighted by the disgraceful BuzzFeed story, and the even more disgraceful coverage!”
As we enter the second week of the month, several proposed bills in Congress are scheduled to move forward for a House Committee vote in the coming days. One America’s Ethan Viveiros takes a look at what’s on the docket in the upcoming week in Congress.
It is officially the longest federal shut down in U.S. history, as the White House and congress continue to be at an impasse over border security. Congress has adjourned until Monday, and there are no signs of a compromise spending deal coming anytime soon. President Trump said he’s holding off for now on declaring a national emergency over the border, and is calling on Democrats to make a deal to end the shutdown.
President Trump says he could bypass Congress and declare a national emergency to fund the border wall. He made the comments during a speech from the Rose Garden Friday. During that event, he also said an earlier meeting with congressional leadership was productive, and everyone expressed interest in reopening the government.
The Department of Homeland Security is being forced to release thousands of detained illegal immigrant families into the U.S. due to overcrowded detention centers. According to DHS, 2,000 illegal immigrants arrested at the southern border have been released over the past few weeks.
President Trump takes to Twitter, praising the decision by a federal judge to rule Obamacare unconstitutional in the state of Texas. The president said Friday, Congress must now pass a strong law, which provides great health care and protects pre-existing conditions.