Murkowski CoSponsors Resolution To Terminate Presidents National Emergency Declaration

first_imgPresident Donald Trump issued the emergency declaration to divert $3.6 billion towards funding for a border wall. The funds would be diverted  from military construction projects. Murkowski: “This is not about whether or not I support President Trump on border security. I absolutely agree we must address security along our southern border, which is why Congress just appropriated $22 billion for border security– from investments in physical barriers to technology, custody enhancements, and law enforcement personnel.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Lisa Murkowski was among a group of Senators that introduced a bipartisan joint resolution to terminate the president’s national emergency declaration. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan as of Friday, has not said how he’ll vote.center_img Murkowski: “This resolution is about making sure that we respect the lanes of authorities that are laid out in the U.S. Constitution. This national emergency declaration creates greater precedent for expansion of executive authority by legislative acquiescence. The power to appropriate rests with the legislative branch and we are right to defend that. We have a solid system of checks and balances in this country, as long as we respect the powers and authorities of each branch of government.” The resolution is a companion resolution to H.J.Res 46, which passed the House with a vote of 245-182 earlier this week. Congressman Don Young voted against the resolution.last_img

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