President Trump huddled with top Congressional leaders a week ago.
The non-voting, Republican "Resident Commissioner" to Congress from Puerto Rico, Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon, R-PR, said Puerto Rico is being "treated with total inequality."
Congressional Democrats and many Republicans will explode if the president declares a national emergency and bypasses Congress.
Members of Congress guard their Constitutional prerogatives closely.
House Democrats forged ahead Thursday, passing three individual spending bills to re-open various sections of the federal government.