by the Associated Press:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House won’t consider Republican legislation intended to curb the power of future presidents to unilaterally declare national emergencies.
Her announcement might make it harder for Republicans to prevent a high-profile rebuff of President Donald Trump’s effort to divert more money to building barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The White House and Republican senators are in talks about a bill that would give Congress more power to block emergency declarations from a president in the future.
The hope is that Trump would endorse that plan, and then more GOP senators would oppose a separate resolution blocking Trump’s current emergency declaration.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on that resolution. Its fate is unclear.
Pelosi says in a statement that the House “will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass.”