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Kansas senators worry about precedent in border declaration


February 17, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators worry about the precedent set by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border with Mexico to secure more money for a wall.

Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts said Saturday that they are concerned that a future president could use a similar declaration to impose policies that Congress has not authorized. The White House has said $6.1 billion will be redirected to the wall.

But the senators said they are still studying the question of how much authority the president has under the U.S. Constitution to make...

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