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Emergency law amendment will allow president to violate constitution: Pelosi


Devdiscourse News Desk washington United States
Updated: 13-03-2019 20:40 IST
Emergency law amendment will allow president to violate constitution: Pelosi

"The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass," the Democratic leader said in a statement. Image Credit: Wikimedia

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House of Representatives will not consider a Republican bill to amend a federal national emergencies law after President Donald Trump used the declaration in a bid to get money for his long-promised border wall.

"Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover. "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass," the Democratic leader said in a statement. "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass."

(With inputs from agencies.)

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