WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency on the Southern border:

“The President’s decision to take funding away from our military to support his vanity project is reckless and irresponsible. The President continues to hurt the people who make this country work by wasting time and standing in the way of important work like protecting pensions for millions of workers and retirees, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, or rewriting the tax code to put people first.” said Brown. “Instead of building a wall, we should be passing a bill to provide back pay for the contract workers the President hurt with his shutdown.”