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Nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says Trump can build wall without an appropriation or declaring an emergency

The Congressional Research Service is a think-tank that always is called “nonpartisan” because it serves the entire Congress.  I have to wonder if there will be any blowback for a report that it just produced that strengthens President Trump’s hand against the House Democrats.  Paul Bedard reports in the Examiner (hat tip: Helen Smith):

Unable to nudge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., any closer to approving funding for a border wall, President Trump can move on his own without declaring a national emergency, according to a nonpartisan congressional report.

The Congressional Research Service, Capitol Hill’s think tank, is highlighting laws for Trump to tap that would not be subject to Congress’ “termination provison.”

The CRS “legal sidebar” outlines alternative paths for the president, who has been considering tapping the National Emergencies Act.

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