Biden’s go-ahead for added border wall draws criticism from Democrats in Congress 

BY: - October 13, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. congressional Democrats are frustrated with the White House’s decision to allow for the construction of additional border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “Walls don’t work. It’s that simple,” Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal of Washington state wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “If we really want to take steps to solve the […]

Biden border policies ripped by U.S. House GOP as impeachment threats ramp up 

BY: - July 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday faced off with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, who did not directly call for his impeachment but strongly criticized his oversight of the agency. “I know that today Secretary Mayorkas is going to try to paint a rosy picture of this disastrous […]

Pa.’s Casey and Toomey vote with Senate to snub Trump with another resolution to block wall funding

BY: - September 25, 2019

Eleven Republicans joined Senate Democrats this week in voting to block Trump from circumventing Congress to obtain funding for a controversial border wall.


Trump’s building a wall — and the military will pay for it in more ways than one | John L. Micek

BY: - September 8, 2019

Serving in the military is dangerous enough. One can’t help but wonder how much more of this “love” from the White House our forces can be asked to endure.

‘This wasn’t about the wall:’ On ‘Meet the Press,’ U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey defends vote against Trump’s emergency declaration

BY: - March 17, 2019

The vote was about protecting the separation of powers, the Pennsylvania Republican said.

Pa. U.S. Sens. Casey, Toomey vote to terminate Trump’s emergency border declaration

BY: - March 14, 2019

The vote is mainly symbolic since Trump has since he'll veto it when it lands on his desk

‘Fake Emergency’: In Harrisburg, protesters push back against Trump’s grab for wall funds

BY: - February 18, 2019

From PennLive: “A group of protesters carried signs and gathered on the steps of the federal building in Harrisburg on President’s Day to voice their opinions against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall. “We were about 100 people out here today speaking out about President Trump’s declaration of […]

Trump averts a shutdown – but Pa.’s Congressional delegation splits on the White House’s end run on border funding

BY: - February 15, 2019

Trump’s declaration comes as he failed to secure congressional support for more than $5 billion he wanted for border security in a broader spending bill that funds a variety of federal agencies.

Here’s how Pa’s Congressional delegation reacted to President Trump’s emergency declaration

BY: - February 15, 2019

On Friday, hours after Congress sent him an emergency funding package aimed at averting another government shutdown, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, enabling him to do a Congressional end-around so he could build additional barriers at America’s southern border with Mexico. Trump signed the funding package into law on Friday afternoon. Here’s how […]