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Democrats Just Introduced a Bill to Block Donald Trump From Building His Border Wall Without Congressional Approval
US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats have introduced a bill to block Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency to get funds for his border wall.

According to the Restrictions Against Illegitimate Declarations for Emergency Re-Appropriations (RAIDER) Act, "no funds appropriated or otherwise made available prior to the date of the enactment of this Act may be used for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress."

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