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Congressman Boyle Condemns President Trump’s Decision to Declare a National Emergency

February 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following President Trump declaring a national emergency at the southern border in order to build a border wall without Congressional approval. 

“President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border is a disturbing abuse of power to serve his political aims. The Constitution entrusts Congress with spending authority, and the President with the duty to faithfully execute the law. After years of complaining about executive overreach, President Trump decided to do just that by redirecting federal spending without Congressional approval. I will do everything in my power to ensure this flagrant power grab is not successful and our democracy remains strong for generations to come.”