• Why a GOP congressman who represents more of the border than anyone in Congress opposes Trump's wall

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    AP
    Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who represents more of the southern border than anyone in the House of Representatives, has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.
    Hurd represents Texas' 23rd Congressional District, which stretches roughly 820 miles from El Paso to San Antonio.
    Hurd, a former undercover CIA agent, has been pushing for what he has referred to as a "smart border wall," or a technology-based approach.
    On Wednesday, the Texas congressman told CNN, "I think building a concrete structure sea to shining...
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  • Trump's threat of national emergency declaration to fund the border wall is leaving Capitol Hill in shock

    Trump's threat of national emergency declaration to fund the border wall is leaving Capitol Hill in shock

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump has been floating a national emergency declaration to start construction of a border wall without congressional approval.
    Democrats claim he has no legal basis for such action and said it would not stand up to court challenges.
    Republicans are uneasy about the issue, while some have attempted to withhold judgment until any formal announcement is made.
    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats are unsure about whether President Donald Trump even has the authority to use an emergency declaration to start construction on a wall along the United States border with Mexico, a...
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