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September 17, 2019

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Nevada lawmakers call Trump’s border emergency, ‘slap in the face of bipartisanship’

Arizona Border Wall

Jonathan Clark/Nogales International / AP

In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, photo, a school bus rolls past the concertina wire-covered fence at East International and Nelson Streets in downtown Nogales, Ariz.

The debate over funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall came to a head today in Washington.

Trump declared a national emergency to appropriate the funding from his proposed wall, triggering rebuke from the left and likely setting up a protracted legal fight.

Many of Nevada’s legislators spoke out against the emergency declarations, including Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto criticizing Trump for a rejection of bipartisanship and undermining of Congress.