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 TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE's national emergency declaration to build a barrier along the southern border, according to a Democratic aide.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroJulian Castro hints at brother Joaquin's Senate run Dems prepare next steps after Trump's veto Joaquin Castro closing in on 2020 Senate bid: report 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 PelosiMulvaney: Military projects impacted by wall funding haven't been decided yet Left-wing Dems in minority with new approach to spending Julian Castro hints at brother Joaquin's Senate run MORE (D-Calif.) is backing the Castro resolution and urging colleagues to support it.

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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.