Lowey Floor Remarks on Terminating President Trump’s Fake National Emergency
WASHINGTON — House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor urging support for a bipartisan resolution to terminate the President’s national emergency declaration and save military construction projects President Trump has canceled to pay for a border wall:
The President’s fake national emergency is an end run around Congress’s power of the purse and an offense to the Constitution.
As Appropriations Chair, I am outraged that this President has canceled $3.6 billion in military construction projects to pay for a wasteful wall.
The President chose his wall over our national security and the needs of our servicemembers and their families.
Congressional Democrats have repeatedly made clear – including in our appropriations bills – that we will not give this President a blank check by backfilling these projects.
Terminating the President’s fake national emergency declaration is the only way to restore the 127 projects whose funding he stole. I urge a yes vote.