"This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law," said then-House Speaker John Boehner, as the House voted in 2015 to overturn President Obama’s actions.
On Monday, President Trump labeled the resolution on his national security declaration a 'trap' - as he called on GOP Senators not to vote with Democrats on the measure, in a senate already conceding defeat on the matter in the House.
While most Republicans seem likely to back the President, there is clearly some hand wringing going on.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) is one who believes the President is absolutely right about the need to put more money into security along the border with Mexico - but Banks is one of many who worries that Mr. Trump will set a precedent that a future Democratic President can use to bypass Congress and the "Power of the Purse" in the Legislative Branch.
"The Legislative Branch of government should make law, not the Executive Branch," Banks said in an interview with a TV station in his district.
"How would Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders use this precedent for a national disaster declaration to force the Green New Deal on the American people?" said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).
This resolution would overturn the declaration being used to shift $3.6 billion in funds away from already approved military construction projects - the Pentagon has still not detailed which projects in which states will be cut back to pay for the wall.
The military construction budget for 2019 is $10.3 billion, meaning the President's declaration would claim over one-third of that money, which goes to construction work at bases in 38 states and at overseas military facilities.
If all 432 members vote in the House on the resolution (there are three vacancies), then 288 votes would be the magic number for a veto-proof super majority in the House.