"Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover", Pelosi said in the statement. "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass".
Republican Senators have proposed a bill that would limit the powers of the president to declare national emergencies but would not apply retroactively to Trump's declaration. Under the proposed legislation, a national emergency declaration would automatically expire after 30 days unless both the Senate and House vote to keep it in place.
On February 27, the House passed the resolution with a 245-182 vote. Trump declared a national emergency last month to free up $8 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the southern border where the administration claims there is a humanitarian crisis. The president has said the border is needed to prevent criminals and terrorists from pouring into the United States.