Current law can allow the president to route around Congress indefinitely.
If this is to respond to a temporary crisis, why do these powers last for two years?
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The first court decision on Trump's plan to reallocate federal funds to "build the wall" goes against the administration.
Sen. Mike Lee's Bill To Limit Trump's Emergency Powers Doesn't Actually Address the Immediate Problem
Lee's new bill would automatically terminate emergency declarations within 30 days, but leave Trump's current national emergency intact.
The Kentucky senator's opposition appears to be the critical 51st vote in opposition to the president's executive power grab.
It's an attempt to make an end-run around congressional spending authority.