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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Terminate President Trump's Emergency Declaration

Washington, February 26, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan voted to terminate President Trump’s fake emergency declaration. The legislation easily passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. It is expected to also receive bipartisan support in the Senate.

 

“Today I upheld my oath of office by voting to terminate the emergency declaration at the border. President Trump does not have the right to undermine the authority of Congress by declaring a fake national emergency just because he didn’t get his way. From the very beginning this was an attempted end-run around Congress that not only threatened to establish a dangerous precedent, but also jeopardized previously authorized military construction funds that were meant to support critical national security objectives, including an estimated $90 million at the Hanscom Air Force Base. Congress is a coequal branch of government and the President’s actions threaten our constitution and the separation of powers that our founders laid out so clearly in Article I. It’s time to end this charade and move on to addressing issues that are truly national priorities -- climate change, affordable health care, and job creation,” said Rep. Trahan.   

 

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