President Trump is entering a tumultuous stretch in his rollercoaster relationship with Congress, setting up some of his biggest battles to date.
Trump faces a multi-pronged fight with a newly empowered Democratic House majority intent on investigating his administration, all while Senate Republicans show signs of division on measures that could lead to embarrassing legislative defeats for the White House.
The Senate is poised to force Trump into the first two vetoes of his presidency, first on a measure overturning his emergency declaration to build a wall on the Mexican border, and then on another resolution ending U.S. support for the Saudi war in Yemen.
Republicans are wary of breaking with the president on border security —a potent issue among the party’s base. Yet they are also concerned about Trump establishing a legal precedent with the emergency declaration that could be used in the future by Democrats to jam through policy changes on climate change or gun control.