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Senate rejects Trump claim BORDER Portman, others in GOP join in vote from A1

Mar 15, 2019 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Washington — Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio on Thursday voted to reject the national emergency that President Donald Trump invoked to secure funds to build a wall along the nation’s southern border after Congress refused to provide the money he sought.

Although he backs Trump’s border wall, Portman joined a group of Republicans who expressed constitutional concerns over Trump’s decision to usurp Congress’ power of the purse through the emergency declaration. Portman sai...