Doyle Reacts to Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s declaration this morning of a National Emergency along the United States’ southern border.
 
“The President is bound and determined to build his wall, but declaring an imaginary emergency based on misleading information so that he can take money from the military budget to pay for it is a terrible move on many levels.
 
“It discredits the Presidency and undermines our Constitutional institutions by circumventing Congressional control over federal spending.
 
“To the extent that the government is going to spend more money on border security, that money could be better spent on new technology and more personnel.
 
“Finally, taking money from military projects to pay for a wall means that other national security needs will go unmet.”
 

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