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Should national emergencies, like the one President Trump just declared at the Mexican border, only be in effect for one month unless approved by Congress?


One of the biggest news stories of 2019 has been Trump’s February declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. Lesser known is that there are 31 national emergencies currently in effect.

Many or even most of these are arguably no longer applicable, with the earliest instituted in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Rather, most were simply declared by a president — and ...

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Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Length: 17 pages

Mar 12, 2019


Introduced on Mar 12, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 12, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


85% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 12, 2019

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S. 764 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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