OHIO - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

It’s the first step in publicly disapproving of Trump’s move to pay for a wall on the southern border with money already set aside for military construction projects, including some in Ohio.

Now it will head to the Senate, where it could take up to 18 days for a vote to be taken.

In the meantime, let’s look at the concerns members on both sides of Ohio’s delegation have.

The state’s Democrats are all singing the same tune when it comes to the president’s recent declaration.

“In this case, rather than Mexico paying for the wall, the president is asking our troops to pay for the wall,” said Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-09) in an interview on Tuesday.

Trump’s decision earlier this month could pull up to $3.5 billion from the Pentagon’s military construction budget to pay for a border wall.

Projects approved last year by Congress for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Camp Ravenna, and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station could lose their funding.

“If we look at the various regions that will be immediately impacted — if he takes money from there because he’s raiding the military construction budget in order to do this — that isn’t what we bargained for and that isn’t what he promised, so the American people don’t want that,” Kaptur said.

Her Democratic colleague, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-13), recently tweeted that he sits “on the committee that funds Military Construction” and that “this money should be going to military housing and facilities not a #FAKENationalEmergency.”

This emergency declaration has put Ohio Republicans in a tricky position.

Some were critical of President Obama using executive authority similar to this — but now they really want the border wall to be built.

Others worry that allowing Trump to do this could lead to a future Democratic president doing the same thing.

Rep. Mike Turner (R-10) has Wright-Patt in his district.

In a statement released on February 15, he said: “I believe it is a dangerous precedent for the President to be forced to declare a national emergency…I strongly believe securing our border should not be done at the expense of previously funded military construction projects.”

But his GOP colleague, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-06), is one of several Ohio conservatives who are behind Trump on this issue, no matter what.

“I support declaring a national emergency on the southern border — because there is a national security crisis there,” Johnson said in a recent statement. “And, I will continue to strongly back the President’s effort.”

The resolution will now head to the Senate.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) recently tweeted that using military funding for a wall is “reckless and irresponsible.”

In an interview with Fox News last week, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said the president could probably dip into other funds without using an emergency.

“That would be my preferred route, Bill,” Portman told the anchor. "I think that would be on safer ground both in terms of the courts but also it would enable us to avoid setting a precedent that could trouble us in the future, but I do support the president on securing the southern border.” 

Asked on Tuesday if he’ll vote for or against the resolution, a spokesperson for Portman provided this statement:

“Rob is a strong supporter and advocate for Ohio’s military facilities and research institutions and will work to ensure that key military construction projects at these strategic facilities can continue to move forward.”

The final vote in the House on Tuesday was 245 to 182.

In total, 13 House Republicans voted to oppose the president — but none from Ohio.

Turner released a statement afterward saying:

“I could not support Nancy Pelosi’s political ploy today to keep the border open. In a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood and Vice Admiral Michael Gilday testified that there are still points at our border where people can enter illegally unimpeded, illegal immigration is continuing, and our border is not closed. Protecting sovereignty is one of the most important issues any nation faces, which is why I strongly believe we must secure our border. Nancy Pelosi should provide the necessary funding to do so. In the meantime, the President will make his case that there is a legal basis for a national emergency in the courts, which is where this decision ultimately lands. I remain adamantly opposed to usurping congressional power of the purse by raiding previously approved funding for military construction projects.”

Before the vote even took place, the White House sent out a notice saying President Trump will veto the resolution if the Senate passes it and it ends up on his desk.

It’s not yet clear which military construction projects will actually lose funding if the president’s declaration ends up going in effect.