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House of Representatives Votes to Overturn the President’s Emergency Declaration

Feb 26, 2019
Press Release

Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins


Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement upon House passage of H.J.Res 46, a resolution blocking President Trump’s Emergency Declaration to fund his border wall:


“Today a bipartisan majority of members in the House voted to disapprove the President’s unnecessary and irresponsible emergency declaration which bypasses Congress and undermines the Constitution.  Similar action in the Senate is warranted to protect our democracy from Presidential overreach and preserve our government’s balance of powers.


“The situation at the border represents a challenge, not an emergency, and usurping billions of dollars from disaster zones, drug treatments, and projects important to the brave people who serve in our military was and continues to be unacceptable.”