Senate Dems introduce bill to block Trump's immigration order

Senate Democrats introduced a bill on Monday in hopes of unraveling President Trump's temporary immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDems demand answers following explosive new Cohen report Dem senators debate whether to retweet Cardi B video criticizing Trump over shutdown Cardi B expresses solidarity with federal workers not getting paid MORE (D-Conn.) spearheaded the bill, which would withhold funding to keep the administration from enforcing the order.

"Trump’s discriminatory executive order does not reflect who we are as Americans, and it puts our service members and the American public at risk," Murphy said in a statement.

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He added that "both Republicans and Democrats criticized Trump for campaign promises of a ban on Muslims. Now that Trump’s hateful rhetoric is reality, it’s time for all Members of Congress to stand up and support our bill.”

Democratic Sens. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellGOP seeks health care reboot after 2018 losses Climate movement should focus on winning 2020 presidential election Senate poised to kick land bill fight to January MORE (Wash.), Jeff MerkleyJeffrey (Jeff) Alan MerkleyDem senator requests FBI investigate Nielsen for potential perjury Trump officials discussed ‘deterrent effect’ of prosecuting migrant parents: report Senate Democrats hold talkathon to protest partial shutdown MORE (Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.), Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsOvernight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal Bipartisan senators reintroduce bill to prevent Trump from withdrawing from NATO Sunday shows preview: Washington heads into multi-day shutdown MORE (Del.), Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne Baldwin116th Congress breaks records for women, minority lawmakers Kyrsten Sinema swears in to Congress using copy of Constitution instead of religious book Dems say Trump is defying court order by pushing abstinence programs MORE (Wis.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.) are backing the bill.

Democrats will need to win over at least 12 Republicans to get legislation through the upper chamber. Though dozens of GOP lawmakers have voiced concerns about Trump's executive order, none has specifically said they would support legislation that undercuts it.

Murphy noted that his bill complements two separate proposals from Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president The Hill's Morning Report — Shutdown fallout — economic distress Feinstein grappling with vote on AG nominee Barr MORE (D-Calif.) also expected to be introduced on Monday.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerProtecting our judiciary must be a priority in the 116th Congress Baldwin's Trump plays 'Deal or No Deal' with shutdown on 'Saturday Night Live' Sunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal MORE (D-N.Y.) is expected to try to force a vote on one of the Feinstein bills on Monday ahead of the rally against the executive order.