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 TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE's national emergency declaration to build a barrier along the southern border, according to a Democratic aide.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroJayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Jayapal endorses Sanders Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements 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 PelosiWhite House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team House revives agenda after impeachment storm Democrats worry a speedy impeachment trial will shut out public 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.