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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., pauses to speak to the media as he heads to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, to show support for the sit-down protest, seeking a vote on gun control measures on the floor of the House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Senate Democrats introduced a bill to block Trump's travel ban


Senate Democrats introduced a bill Monday aimed at blocking President Trump's temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries, according to The Hill

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the bill, which seeks to withhold funding that could be used to enforce the executive order. 

“President Trump’s irresponsible and shameful executive order makes America less safe, and Congress needs to block its implementation immediately. Trump has handed ISIS a recruitment gift that ultimately will get Americans killed,” Murphy said in a press release Monday. 

Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) all backed the bill. 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is also expected to introduce two bills in response to the executive order. Her first bill would rescind the executive order and the second would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act "to ensure additional congressional oversight of the president’s authority to bar classes of people from entering the United States."

If the second passed, Trump would be required to provide 30 days' notice to Congress as to why he is taking the action, according to a release from Feinstein

Senate Democrats introduced a bill to block Trump's travel ban

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