Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) voted today for H.J.Res 46, a joint resolution to terminate the President’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. The resolution, of which Rep. Schrader is a cosponsor, passed with bipartisan support.
Rep Schrader said: “The President has gone too far. I have visited the US-Mexico border and there is no national emergency. Families and children seeking asylum here from brutality in their home countries hold no threat to our country. Our founders gave the Legislative Branch, not the President, the express power to decide how to spend taxpayer money. The President’s job is to execute the will of Congress. His declaration circumvents Congress after we just passed an overwhelmingly bipartisan agreement on how to fund security along our southern border, and is a clear infringement on the power delegated under Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States. This declaration is inaccurate, irresponsible, and unconstitutional.”