Dems to introduce measure blocking Trump's emergency declaration

House Democrats are slated to introduce a privileged resolution as soon as Friday in an effort to stop President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE's national emergency declaration to build a barrier along the southern border, according to a Democratic aide.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroPelosi employs committee chairs to tamp down calls for Trump impeachment Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment Congressional Hispanic Caucus demands answers on death of migrant children MORE (D-Texas) is leading the efforts on the measure, which was first reported by The Associated Press. The resolution has reportedly garnered the support of 90 Democratic co-sponsors. It's less likely to see movement in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies 'tantrum' in meeting with Pelosi: 'It is all such a lie!' MORE (D-Calif.) is backing the Castro resolution and urging colleagues to support it.


Trump declared a national emergency on Friday to reallocate billions of dollars to fund construction of a barrier at the U.S.-Mexico border. Lawmakers provided $1.375 billion in funding for border fencing as part of the massive spending bill passed by Congress last week.

The move to declare a national emergency for additional border funding was met with strong pushback from Democrats as well as some Republicans, who argued it was a power grab by the president after he failed to secure the money in negotiations with congressional leaders.

Sixteen states have joined a lawsuit filed this week against the emergency declaration.

-Updated 8:30 p.m.