UPDATED 9:20 AM PT – Sat. April 6, 2019
The Democrat-led House representatives files a lawsuit against members of President Trump’s administration over his national emergency declaration.
The lawsuit claims the president’s act violates the constitution’s appropriations clause, by taking money from funds reserved for other purposes.
Reports said the lawsuit includes top secretaries and their departments, but does not name President Trump.
The national emergency was declared after Democrats denied the president’s request for border wall funding, causing the recent government shutdown.
Congress later passed legislation to block the act, prompting President Trump to issue his first veto.