Senator Brown’s Statement on Bipartisan Rebuke of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Both the House & Senate have Voted to Terminate Trump’s Effort to Build a Wall Using Military Funds; Brown Calls on Republicans to Override Expected Veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released the following statement after both the House and Senate voted to terminate President Trump’s national emergency through a resolution of disapproval. Brown has opposed President Trump’s efforts to go around Congress in order to build his ineffective border wall all along. Brown is now calling for his Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote to override the veto that is expected from President Trump. 

Never has there been a situation where a president asked for funding, Congress refused to provide it, and then the president used the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to spend the money anyway. 

“The President’s decision to go around Congress and take funding away from our military to support his vanity project is reckless and irresponsible,” said Brown. “I urge my Republican colleagues to help us override the President’s expected veto. Instead of building a wall, we should be passing legislation to protect pensions for millions of workers and retirees, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and rewrite the tax code to put hardworking Americans first.” 

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