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Congressman Boyle Applauds House Passage of Resolution Ending Trump National Emergency Declaration

February 26, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement upon the bipartisan passage of H.J.Res. 46, which would end the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, which he used as a basis for going around Congress to fund his border wall.

“Today, the House sent a clear message to the President that we will fulfill our oaths to defend the Constitution and protect our democracy from his flagrant abuses of power. Under our system of checks and balances, as drafted by our Founding Fathers, no president has the authority to re-direct spending away from congressionally approved military projects to instead further a political pet project he was not otherwise able to negotiate with Congress. Article 1 of the Constitution gives Congress, the legislative branch, the spending authority.  Period.  Now, I hope the Senate does the right thing by voting for this resolution and putting the Constitution ahead of political interest and party allegiance.”

Congressman Boyle cosponsored H.J.Res. 46 among a bipartisan group of over 200 Members of Congress. The resolution now moves to the Senate for approval and, if it passes with a simple majority within 18 days, to the President’s desk for his signature or veto.

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