Chad Pergram

Chad Pergram



Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News. He's won an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Barone Award for his reporting on Capitol Hill.

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Joined on September 08, 2008


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Bordering on bipartisanship on the spending deal

Jordan/Meadows write to Oversight Cmte chair Cummings. Demand that Rosenstein & McCabe testify


Pelosi leading mbrs to Munich security conference: Engel Schiff Meeks Lynch Speier Connolly Keating Vela Hill


8) McConnell noted yesterday he was on board with President Trump declaring a national emergency. McConnell on Tuesday: “He ought to feel free to use whatever tools he wants to use to secure the border. I would not be troubled by that,” replied McConnell.

7) On resolution to terminate Trump's wall national emergency...As one source said to Fox, “If (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t want the resolution to come up, it won’t block it.”

6) Hse would likely seek action with a measure to revoke the national emergency as it pertains to the wall. It can be thornier in the Senate. There is imprecise language in the statute as to how the Senate may consider the legislation

5) Congress can terminate declarations of national emergencies with adoption of a joint resolution. It needs a simple majority & presidential signature. If the President vetoes the resolution, Hse/Senate can move to override the veto, needing the standard two-thirds vote.


4) From a parliamentary perspective, Fox is told that the National Emergencies Act is a legislative mess. It lacks focus and specificity and is inherently vague. “It is not the gold standard for writing legislation,” confided one source.

3) Congress approved the National Emergencies Act of 1976, granting presidents latitude to act on any number of priorities he may deem an emergency. Presidents have declared 58 national emergencies since 1976. Thirty-one are renewed each year.

2) On national emergency Hamilton demanded an active executive to curb legislative overreaches and to pose as a bulwark against Congress. Woodrow Wilson first declared a “national emergency” in 1917 because of an “insufficiency of maritime tonnage” to carry U.S commodities

1) On national emergency: There is always a healthy tension between the legislative branch and the executive branch. However, it is notable that none other than Alexander Hamilton called for what he characterized as “energy” in the executive when writing in Federalist #70.

McConnell: I urge my Democratic colleagues to quickly get serious, put partisanship aside, and work with the president and our homeland security experts to provide the funding needed to secure our borders as we begin the next round of appropriations.


McConnell: President Trump’s decision to announce emergency action is the predictable and understandable consequence of Democrats’ decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest.

Colleague John Roberts rpts moving drug interdiction money around for the wall is described by sources as "easy money." However, tapping into MilCon/VA bill is tougher. Mbrs of Congress will complain because it takes away military construction projects in their states/districts

A couple of notes on Trump's gambit to transfer money. The Treasury asset forfeiture is easier because it has existing transfer authority. Some of this will hinge on potential restrictions built into reprogramming language.

Lowey: The national emergency declaration will rob critical military construction projects of funding, threatening national security to prop up a political vanity project.


Apps Cmte Chair Lowey: President Trump’s phony national emergency willfully ignores Congress’ refusal to fund his wasteful border wall, upends democratic norms, and creates a disturbing precedent.

Pelosi/Schumer: We call upon our Republican colleagues to join us to defend the Constitution. Just as both parties honored our oath to protect the American people by passing the conference committee bill, the Congress on a bipartisan basis must honor the Constitution


Pelosi/Schumer: The President's actions clearly violate the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our Founders enshrined in the Constitution. The Congress will defend our constitutional authorities in the Congress, in the Courts

Pelosi/Schumer: The President’s unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation. This is plainly a power grab

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