Sarah D. Wire

Sarah D. Wire came to the Los Angeles Times in 2015 to write about California’s 55-member congressional delegation after covering politics in Washington for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She has been a statehouse reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Associated Press bureaus in Idaho and Missouri. Wire, a Colorado native, is a graduate of the University of Missouri.
Congress passes bill to avert shutdown as Trump vows to declare national emergency to build wall

Trump tells GOP leaders he will sign a border security spending bill that won't fund his wall, but will also declare a national emergency and divert funding from other programs.

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Can Democrats prevent Trump from using his executive power to build a wall?

President Trump has signaled he plans to build his border wall even if Congress doesn't give him the money, and there are a few ways he could do it.